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Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Thomas Gould: We pay for it twice.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: This is insanity, yet the Government continues to allow it to persist, resulting in people entering into homelessness. Regarding income thresholds, I will return to the example of the woman in Nenagh. She earns too much to get social housing support, so she is living in a tent with her kids. For a year, I have been raising the case of a woman who has been in homeless accommodation with...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: This is an important debate and it is right that we have it now, coming as it does after the budget. I welcome the vacant homes tax in the budget.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Thomas Gould: It is 0.3%.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: The Deputy can laugh if he wants.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Thomas Gould: It is a joke.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: The least you can do, Deputy, is keep your mouth shut until I am finished, and-----

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Thomas Gould: You should talk sense, then.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: -----maybe you might agree with me rather than prejudging what I am going to say. The number of vacant homes-----

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Catherine Connolly: Both Deputies should speak through the Chair.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: I ask that the Chair protect me from the roars and screams of those who disagree with me.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I will, but the Deputy must speak through the Chair.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: I wish to make my point, if I may. I welcome the empty homes tax. It is something that I have campaigned for in my party for a number of years. It is important, regardless of what figure one chooses for the number of vacant homes. A medium figure seems to be approximately 100,000. If we do this right, the tax will provide a benefit as well as a significant possibility for tens of...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Kieran O'Donnell: Housing is the main issue. I will speak in the context of the Limerick City constituency, which I represent. My views are well known. I welcome that the budget has amended the living city initiative and extended it until 2027, which means another five years. I want to see people living in the city centre. That is something on which I have worked. Limerick city centre has a Georgian...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Richard Boyd Barrett: As a member of the Business Committee, I was the one who asked for this debate to take place. I have been asking for it since several weeks before the summer recess. It was refused before the summer, it was refused until now and, finally, the Minister has deigned to allow a debate but has left before the vast majority of the Opposition spokespeople on housing even have a chance to respond...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Joe Carey: The Housing for All plan sets ambitious targets with the aim of delivering 300,000 new homes by the end of 2030. Last week's budget provided a record €4.5 billion of capital investment to achieve these targets. Of the planned 300,000 new homes in this plan, these will include 90,000 social homes, 56,000 affordable purchase homes and 18,000 cost-rental homes. The first signs of...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: The Government boasts of Housing for All but whatever we have, it is not housing for all. We have record rents, record homelessness and record house prices. For a whole generation, having a home of one’s own is just simply beyond reach. People are having to decide between independence now and having one’s money swallowed up by rent, or security later while having to wait at...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Dessie Ellis: The senior Minister stated earlier that the goal of the Housing for All policy is to support home ownership and to increase affordability. In everything that the Government is doing, it will not radically improve the housing stock or make housing affordable. In fact, in the first year of the policy, the Government has missed multiple targets and house prices and rents are increasing to such...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: Deputies Higgins and McAuliffe are sharing the next slot. A third Deputy may also be speaking in the slot but he is not as yet in the Chamber.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Emer Higgins: As many speakers have noted, it is a year since Housing for All was published. We all recognise there are still significant challenges to overcome. However, it is important to recognise, too, that progress is happening. House completions, commencements and planning approvals are up. An additional 200 staff are being hired by local authorities to deliver on their housing targets. More...

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