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

Fergus O'Dowd: I accept that. The Acting Chair has been very nice to me.

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

Darragh O'Brien: The Minister Deputy Harris has done an excellent job on apprenticeships. Thankfully we are seeing a substantial increase in the number of people registering for apprenticeships. We need to value trades and we need to value the work. We had changes last year whereby apprenticeships are now alongside the CAO and CAS offers. Deputy O'Dowd is right. We need to keep increasing the number of...

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

Question No. 9 taken with Written Answers.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Local Authorities (1 Dec 2022)

Local Authorities

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Local Authorities (1 Dec 2022)

Paul McAuliffe: 10. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government his plans to review the baseline of self-funding property tax for local authorities like Dublin City and Fingal, in order that they can hold onto 100% of local property tax collected without losing other funds of streaming. [59834/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Local Authorities (1 Dec 2022)

Paul McAuliffe: Last week Dublin City Council passed a €1.2 billion budget. It is one of largest budgets it has ever passed. Over recent years the Government has supported many local authorities throughout the country. However, there are challenges with regard to local government funding. We want local authorities to hold onto 100% of the local property tax in their area. When might we review the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Local Authorities (1 Dec 2022)

Peter Burke: I thank Deputy McAuliffe for his question. I acknowledge that all 31 local authorities have passed their budgets. This is a huge achievement by the sector in very challenging circumstances. We continue to support them in doing this. Local property tax was introduced to provide a stable and sustainable funding base for the local authority sector, providing greater levels of connection...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Local Authorities (1 Dec 2022)

Paul McAuliffe: I welcome the commitment to review the baselines. If I heard correctly this will be done in advance of the 2024 budget process. Local government funding is a bit of a dark art. I spent ten years in local government and I still cannot get my head around a lot of it. It is about retaining the local property tax in that locality, because if people pay the tax, they expect those services in...

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

Fergus O'Dowd: For clarity, will there be a report from the vacant homes officers nationally so that we can read and see what they are doing? They have to be seen to be accountable. The outcome of their work must be visible and clear. I repeat that that was clearly not the case in the past. The Minister of State welcomes CPO and I respect him for saying so. Is there a plan to manage it? Will the...

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

Malcolm Noonan: I agree wholeheartedly with Deputy O'Dowd. The vacant property tax is the responsibility of the Department of Finance and it is kept under review. I take note of the points the Deputy made. The Housing Agency is overseeing CPOs. It is down to individual local authorities to be proactive. Some, as I said, are better than others. It is critically important there is a uniform approach...

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

Fergus O'Dowd: Year after year.

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

Malcolm Noonan: Absolutely. The measures are in place and we are very supportive.

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

Cormac Devlin: Question No. 7 taken with Written Answers.

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

Housing Policy

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

Peadar Tóibín: 8. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the percentage rate at which new housing starts are reducing; the steps his Department is taking to tackle the problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58972/22]

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

Richard Bruton: 44. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the measures that have been taken to counteract the decline in housing commencements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58931/22]

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

Peadar Tóibín: Only 390 applications have been made to the Croí Cónaithe initiative so far, according to a reply to parliamentary question I received only in the past week.

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

Darragh O'Brien: More than 400.

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

Malcolm Noonan: Nearly 500.

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

Peadar Tóibín: I am not looking to ask this particular question in a combative manner because there is a crisis and the Minister has an interest in trying to fix it, but I still believe we are not focusing on the builder-level reason homes are not being built. When I talk to dozens of builders in my constituency, they tell me they are not building and they have not built in years. We have to get to the...

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