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Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Francis Noel Duffy: I thank the Minister for all the work he and his team are doing relative to the State's resources and the circumstances we face. Budget 2023 provided critically-needed measures to cushion the economic blow of the increasing cost of living. There is no doubt that the short-term targeted measures will provide relief for families. It is for that reason I welcome the provisions in the budget....

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Alan Dillon: Housing is the number one issue on the doorsteps. It affects many young people, individuals and families. The shortage of housing to rent or purchase in my county, Mayo, is a serious concern and certainly hurts its future economic development. I have been beating the drum for some time on the delivery of an affordable housing scheme, in all Mayo's main towns, following our exclusion from...

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Johnny Mythen: I would like to ask the Minister about the recent housing review published last week in the middle of the budget. There are only five counties where the threshold for social housing was increased. Surely the thresholds must be revised as soon as possible, considering the substantial rise in rents and property and the cost-of-living crisis the country faces now and into the near future, with...

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Richard O'Donoghue: I had to pinch myself to see whether Housing for All was reality or fiction. Between 2016 and 2021, some €1.877 billion was paid in HAP and €896 million was paid in RAS, but the State does not own any of the properties it has paid for. It has not supplied any houses to make sure people are secure. Landlords are leaving the market and the Government has done nothing about it....

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: County Kerry is not included in the affordable homes scheme, contrary to what the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, told me. The cost of buying a house in Killarney or anywhere around it is between €350,000 and €500,000. On top of that, it is impossible for people who want to build their own homes to get planning permission. Family income supplement is denying people the...

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Mattie McGrath: The Minister is a reasonable man, as I know from discussions with him. We are going around in circles and the housing situation is appalling. I met the Simon Community last Thursday and I want to salute it for the work it does. It told me something I had a fair idea was already happening, namely that there was a 100% increase in the number of homeless people in Tipperary between July 2021...

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Michael Collins: The Minister of State has spoken about Housing for All. One of the previous speakers on the Government side said that housing completions are up, and I will not argue with that. However, the problem is that the number of evictions is up. I know that for a fact because I am the only Deputy in west Cork who has clinics 52 weeks of the year for two or three days a week. I meet people from...

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor: While we all welcome Housing for All, there are a few challenges in it. I will talk about Carlow, my home town where we do not have a full-time homeless prevention officer or co-ordinator. We only have contract posts and that is far below what is acceptable. Contract posts are an issue in local authorities and one to which I will return another day. Increasing housing supply and...

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Jackie Cahill: I was listening to the debate in my office earlier. One would think that this Government has built no houses but the reality is that 54,000 new homes have been brought into the system and we have provided over 9,000 social houses last year. I very much welcome last week's extension of the grant for vacant and derelict houses to rural areas. That will be beneficial in creating more supply....

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Matt Carthy: Record house prices, record rent costs, record and growing levels of homelessness and the lowest home ownership rates in Ireland for generations; whatever spin the Minister wants to put on it, that is the legacy of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil housing policies in action. Not content with creating a financial crash precipitated by a property bubble, they somehow managed to emerge from that...

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (4 Oct 2022)

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (4 Oct 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan - to discuss recognition of qualified teachers in Cork Life Centre, and if the Minister for Education will make a statement on the matter; (2) Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - to discuss a response...

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill: I wish to raise a couple of matters in the five minutes I have. The first relates to affordable housing and the Dún Laoghaire area. Regarding the First Home scheme, I am very pleased to see that the number of people registered across the State is nearly 1,700, with 423 certificates issued. That is progress but, obviously, something has to be done differently in respect of Dún...

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Catherine Connolly: You are spot on time.

Housing for All Update: Statements (Resumed) (4 Oct 2022)

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill: May I make just one further small point? Planning has evolved so much since 2001. We now have the habitats directive and the housing need and demand assessments. All that additional work has to be done by planners, and there is something of a catch-up there.

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Verona Murphy: If Housing for All was a leaving certificate subject, the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, would fail. The aim of Housing for All, according to the executive summary, is "access to a quality home to purchase or rent at an affordable price, built to a high standard ... offering a high quality of life." This was to be achieved in four ways, namely, supporting home ownership and increasing...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Peter Fitzpatrick: The Government pitches the Housing for All plan as its proposal to alleviate the housing crisis. Housing for All promises an increase in the supply of new housing to an average of at least 33,000 new units per year. This promise included over 10,000 social homes each year, with 9,500 of these being new builds, and an average of 6,000 affordable homes for purchase or rent to help eliminate...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: I had a debate with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy McConalogue, on a radio station over the weekend, during which he stated that the housing crisis could not be fixed overnight. It is an incredible statement for a Minister to make at this stage. Since Phil Hogan and Deputy Alan Kelly were Ministers, through to the Minister, Deputy Coveney, Eoghan Murphy and the...

Housing for All Update: Statements (4 Oct 2022)

Michael Moynihan: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this matter. It is the fundamental issue of our time. Housing is greatly important. I wish to hone in on a few things that can be changed. Rural Ireland has great capacity to build and expand housing. A great deal of work has been done in urban places for generations at this stage and it is now high time we examined building houses in rural Ireland....

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