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Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn: We do not.

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: How can this party want a broader levy, which I will come to, and not also indicate that there are risks? Sinn Féin has said that it wants a bigger levy. If it does not the party will clarify that point as the evening was on. If there is a risk, however, with a levy of €80 million, how is there a smaller risk with a bigger levy? The next charge Sinn Féin makes is that...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Eoin Ó Broin: We do.

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: We have had two banks leave our State. In every debate on the banking sector here, I am always asked what more we can do more banks in to the country. While I can understand the attraction of levying, does the party not think there is a risk that could also be passed on? Does it not think that our ability to get more banks and more investment into our country to build more homes is not...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Eoin Ó Broin: That is because you do it badly.

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Thomas Gould: The price of an average three-bedroom semi-detached house in Cork has risen to €350,000. That is the latest figure from a survey by Real Estate Alliance. People cannot afford an extra 10% in money payments, because in money terms, that is €3,000 to €4,000 added to the price of their new home. These are people who are trying to get on to the property ladder to buy for...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Paul Donnelly: The defective concrete products levy proposed by the Government is badly designed and will have the effect of increasing costs to homeowners. Indeed, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, SCSI, has stated it will increase the cost of a home by more than €4,000. If it is implemented, the cost of 800 houses, including social and affordable houses and cost rental, at a development...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Seán Crowe: Deputy Mac Lochlainn stated that these blocks are still being made. That is extraordinary. We know it is still going on. We know that defective buildings are probably still being built. Deputies have given examples of that in their constituencies. The Government announced an anaemic scheme of compensation but it never once tried to go after those who caused the problem. Once again, it...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Sorca Clarke: That the Government hopes to raise €80 million a year from this levy to part-fund a scheme by placing the burden on people who had no hand, act or part in creating these defects is deplorable, particularly as all of us know that those who were responsible were there because of a lack of regulation or light-touch regulation under previous Governments. In the midst of a housing crisis...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: I move amendment No. 2: To delete all words after "Dáil Éireann" and substitute the following: "notes that: — the Government continues to place the highest priority on improving Ireland's housing system and delivering more homes for all types of people with different housing needs through the Housing for All: Our Shared Future plan; — the households affected by...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn: On numerous occasions, I have engaged with the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage on the role of the banks in contributing towards redress for the affected families in this scandal. I recall one exchange with the Minister for Finance when the Dáil was sitting in the Convention Centre Dublin when he looked puzzled that banks, the mortgage...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: "Not our fault": that is what tens, nay hundreds, of thousands of apartment dwellers across the country, many of whom are in my constituency, are saying as more and more shoddy workmanship, blatant disregard for fire-safety standards and criminal construction of dangerous homes in the Celtic tiger era come to light. The homeowners, occupiers and landlords are all discovering they have to pay...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Eoin Ó Broin: I move: "That Dáil Éireann: believes that: — the Defective Concrete Products Levy being proposed by the Government is badly designed and unacceptable; and — it means that the people in homes with defects, and first-time buyers, will foot the bill through increased house prices, as has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Institute; notes the...

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

Joan Collins: I draw the attention of the Minister of State to proposals for a renewed repair and lease scheme that Simon Communities Ireland launched last Thursday. It states that Housing for All has set out low targets for the delivery of properties under the repair and lease scheme with only 130 units envisioned for 2023. Simon Communities Ireland proposes that a target of 5,000 vacant units in 2023...

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

Thomas Pringle: Given that I have only two minutes, I will be brief and to the point. The Minister and those on the Government benches can trumpet all the aspirational figures they want. The stark reality is these targets are not being met and will not be met. This plan is failing and will continue to fail. It is failing primarily because it is built on a foundation of sand that is the...

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

Peter Burke: I thank all the Deputies for making contributions in this important debate. I have no doubt that no Deputy in this House, Government or Opposition, underestimates the gravity of the current housing challenge that is presented throughout all our communities. All Members have family and friends who are feeling this acute crisis throughout the country that we are trying to respond to. As a...

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

John McGuinness: I raise an issue with the accommodation being provided for the Ukrainian people who are coming here. The majority of it is up to standard but there is a significant number of locations where the accommodation falls well short of standards we could be proud of. I ask the Minister of State to look in particular at a location in Carlow and some locations in Kilkenny. It is reported the...

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

Catherine Connolly: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate. "Housing for All" is the wrong title because it would be more accurate and honest to say "no housing for a substantial number of people" and in particular, the 10,805 people who are homeless. That is 7,585 plus 3,220, giving a total of 10,805. It is important to read these figures out to the Minister of State because these are people...

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

Carol Nolan: We have a very serious situation. We are hearing about Housing for All but we are not seeing delivery for all. We have more and more homeless people. Without a doubt, there are more homeless people in my home county of Offaly and, indeed, in neighbouring County Laois. It is a very worrying trend. People are at their wit's end. In addition to that problem, many young people and couples...

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