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Local Authority Housing.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 23 April 2008

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Questions (156, 157)

Andrew Doyle


219 Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if funding is available for the remedial regeneration works to be carried out on estates (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15534/08]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

My Department has given approval to a remedial works project at Vartry Heights in Roundwood. The local authority expect to tender for the works in the coming months. Approval has also been given to the local authority for firestopping works at Sycamore Drive and Mountainview Estates in Newtownmountkennedy. Funding is to be provided from the authority's internal capital receipts and works have begun. The local authority has indicated that this firestopping constitutes one element in a wider remedial works scheme; however, details of the overall proposal and cost estimates have not yet been submitted to my Department. No formal proposals under the remedial works scheme have been received for either Rathdrum or Woodview Park Estates.

Bernard Allen


220 Deputy Bernard Allen asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if there is a working group examining the proposed sale of local authority apartments and flats under the tenant purchase scheme; the terms of reference of same; when it was set up; the regularity with which it has met; the dates on which it has met since being set up; and the membership of that working group. [15537/08]

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I refer to the reply to Question No. 537 of 11 March 2008. The working group comprises representatives of my Department and Dublin and Cork City Councils but has the option, depending on the issues to be discussed, of inviting representatives of other local authorities to attend group meetings.