Seanad debates

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

10:30 am

Photo of Colm BurkeColm Burke (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

On the Leas-Chathaoirleach's ruling, my Commencement matter relates to the provision of accommodation for homeless persons, which is the responsibility of the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. While I respect the Leas-Chathaoirleach's decision, this is a case of buck passing between the Department and the local authorities. The accommodation referred to which has been vacant for over four years can cater for 35 people. This is an appropriate matter for discussion in the House.


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