I propose to take Questions Nos. 5 and 28 together.
A substantial array of powers is already available to local authorities and the Garda Síochána to deal with difficulties associated with the indiscriminate location of temporary dwellings. These powers are contained in the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1948, the Road Traffic Act, 1961, the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992, and the Roads Act, 1993.
While it is a matter for local authorities and the Garda to use these powers in appropriate cases, I will be monitoring the situation, in particular, to assess the contribution the more recent legislation is making to resolving the problem.