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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Policies (1 Dec 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: 19. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will elaborate on his interpretation of rapid build technology being used to tackle Ireland's housing shortage. [57518/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Policies (1 Dec 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: The issue of rapid building technology in dealing with the housing crisis was raised several years ago and has been raised again recently in the context of how we deal with the pressures on the system as a result of the refugee crisis in the country at present. Many Ministers have said the technology will be part of the plan to house refugees and it will be part of the plan to build homes...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Policies (1 Dec 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Teachta as an cheist, which is a very important one. We need to look at how we can utilise modern methods of construction, including off-site construction and modular builds, to ramp up the supply of housing. We clearly set out that objective in pathway 5 under the Government's Housing for All plan. The development of modern methods of construction, MMC, will...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Policies (1 Dec 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: In relation to refugees and asylum seekers, most people want to be generous and to be the Good Samaritan. The way the Government has handled this, with the lack of consultation with communities, has created division in large number of areas. Consultation is very important, for example, in the building of wind turbines, pylons, hotels and such things. People should have a role in the future...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Policies (1 Dec 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: I want to make a point about refugees and asylum seekers. In building the modular homes, we have to be right in what we are doing and make them available to all people. We must stand up to xenophobia and racism in our country.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Policies (1 Dec 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: Hear, hear.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Policies (1 Dec 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: I was sickened to see, near North Wall, the term "Irish lives matter". Of course they do. Everybody's life matters, but people have been raped, murdered and slaughtered in Ukraine. People are saying there should be a cap on the number of them coming here. We had a cap on the number of Jewish refugees coming to Ireland during the Second World War. We stopped them from coming into the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: With all the figures, plans and language, if we are to boil this down we have record house prices, record rents and record homelessness. We are at the worst point so far of the housing crisis over the past ten years. Last year the Government missed its target by 5,000. It had a target of 28,000 builds and it built 23,000. This year's target is smaller than last year's target of 28,000...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: I have been in all of the 31 local authority areas throughout the country. Let us not catastrophise this with regard to supply. The Deputy cannot just take one figure and say everything is going in a downward trajectory. It is not. We are aware of the challenges which, by the way, are not unique to Ireland. There are the rising cost of funding and inflationary pressures. We saw positive...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: The Minister is the fifth holder of the office to read roughly the same script into the Chamber-----

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: It was not a script.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Paul McAuliffe: It was not scripted.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: The language is a single transferable speech over a decade at this stage.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: Not true.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: The key issue is that a construction company in Navan that was building for the council went bust very recently. We need to know why builders cannot build and make a profit. They are scared of the risk that exists in the market and, therefore, they are not getting involved in it. The costs are not being mitigated at some level by the Government, such as through a reduction of taxation on...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: My response to Deputy Tóibín was not scripted. It is not the same script over the past ten years.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: I do not want to get into the rhetoric.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: I am responding to what you said. I fully respect the Deputy's right have a point of view. There are issues in Ireland and throughout Europe and there is no question about this. In Deputy Tóibín's home town of Navan how many homes are being built at present and how many homes are being planned? Look at what is happening in Meath West and throughout the country. Of course there...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Fergus O'Dowd: Something that must be addressed, and is being addressed, is the question of a skills shortages. We are short approximately 20,000 workers with the appropriate skills to build the more than 33,000 houses we want. In this respect the new centre in Drogheda for training apprentices with a €4.5 million investment will see 400 apprentices going through it over the next 12 months. This...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Housing Policy (1 Dec 2022)

Cormac Devlin: We are under time constraints.

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