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

Darragh O'Brien: On the Croí Cónaithe initiative, for the record there are nearly 500 applicants in already and many of them are processed. I am not sure what date that question response went up to. I welcome the Deputy's question. As the Deputy will be aware, Deputy Bruton has asked a similar question. Housing for All, which is the Government's plan, has been debated in the House and people...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: State Lands (1 Dec 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I find it a little reassuring that we will be focusing on brownfield sites. I worry, however, about recreational land. I hear what the Minister is saying, but I have seen previous moves to change this designation. Many times these have come about via motions from councillors. This is still being done in Galway, where land is still being rezoned. This is one aspect of the matter. I think...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: State Lands (1 Dec 2022)

Darragh O'Brien: I know Galway city and county well. I have been out in Connemara on several occasions as well as in the city. There are lands in the county, such as the Dyke Road site, which the Deputy will be familiar with. There is also the Sandy Road site. There are sites there we can develop. The register will deal with State lands. The Deputy mentioned the example of lands owned by religious...

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

Housing Schemes

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

Fergus O'Dowd: 6. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the Croí Cónaithe vacant property refurbishment grant; if the current grant amounts will be reviewed to entice more persons into the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59669/22]

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

Fergus O'Dowd: One thing that is clear is that urban dereliction and decay is rampant in our country and this Croí Cónaithe vacant property refurbishment grant is a game changer in terms of incentivising occupation of these dwellings and commercial spaces, because some can be commercial, provided they have been vacant for two years and were built before 1993. Will the Minister of State review...

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

Malcolm Noonan: Pathway 4 of Housing for All sets out a blueprint to address vacancy and make efficient use of our existing housing stock. Many areas in our cities, towns and villages of all sizes face the blight, as was said, of vacant properties which, if brought back to use, could add to the vibrancy and provide accommodation in those areas. A suite of measures under pathway 4 to address vacancy and...

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

Fergus O'Dowd: I agree these are comprehensive, continually changing and improving ways of getting people into homes they so badly need. The Minister of State mentioned vacant homes officers. I think we initially paid about €30,000 or €40,000 for local authorities to keep these people in employment. In fact, it turned out that most of them were doing nothing in respect of vacant homes. The...

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

Malcolm Noonan: There are several questions to address. Regarding the vacant homes officers, this is a dedicated position in local authorities and is critically important. It is critically important local authorities use that resource wisely. It is important, too, that every local authority should have a conservation officer. We are talking here about a lot of 18th century or 19th century properties and...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Regulatory Bodies (1 Dec 2022)

Cian O'Callaghan: I appreciate the answer outlining what the RTB can do in these situations but the issue is what it is not doing in these situations. I want to raise one specific example with the Minister of State, which was documented by Laoise Neylon in the Dublin Inquirerthis week, about a landlord who, at times, has been operating under the fake name of John White. In 2010 the Irish Independentreported...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Regulatory Bodies (1 Dec 2022)

Peter Burke: I cannot comment on specific cases but on the broad policy, the RTB has its budget, which has been increased significantly, and it has staff. It also has a panel of solicitors which it can deal with to support tenants in the District Court. It has almost €1 million of a budget to deal with that specifically and it takes 400 cases in that regard every single year. The law is strong...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Regulatory Bodies (1 Dec 2022)

Cian O'Callaghan: I thank the Minister of State for that answer. That offer was made about 6 months ago and I followed up and wrote to the Minister and I did not get any response on it. There is no point in saying that repeatedly if there will not be a follow up. I do not want the Minister of State to comment on a specific case but I want him to say if he thinks there is an issue with the RTB failing to...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Regulatory Bodies (1 Dec 2022)

Peter Burke: First, on complying with the law, a landlord is required to register a tenancy within one month of it commencing.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Regulatory Bodies (1 Dec 2022)

Cian O'Callaghan: What about when they do not do so?

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Regulatory Bodies (1 Dec 2022)

Peter Burke: Second, a landlord is required to register it every year. It is the same for every other organisation that pursues individuals through the courts. The power is there under the Act to follow and pursue individuals for non-compliance. The RTB, like any other body or arm of the State, should be doing that. We will follow up on the Deputy's specific example and I will talk to the Minister...

Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad (1 Dec 2022)

Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad (1 Dec 2022)

Cormac Devlin: Seanad Éireann has passed the Water Services (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2022, without amendment. Seanad Éireann has passed the Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Bill 2022, without amendment.

Estimates for Public Services 2022: Message from Select Committee (1 Dec 2022)

Estimates for Public Services 2022: Message from Select Committee (1 Dec 2022)

Cormac Devlin: The Select Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has completed its consideration of the following Supplementary Estimates for Public Services for the service of the year ending 31 December 2022: Votes 26 and 45.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions (1 Dec 2022)

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