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Thu, 20 Sep 2018

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Arts Funding

Peadar Tóibín

256. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to address the issues arising in which artists cannot afford to live in Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38101/18]

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Arts Funding

Peadar Tóibín

255. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her views on the recent CSO report that shows that arts and entertainment was the only sector that has seen a decrease in average weekly earnings in the second quarter of 2018 and the second quarter of 2013; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38100/18]

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Seirbhísí Oileán

Éamon Ó Cuív

254. D'fhiafraigh Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív den Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta cad é an méid airgid a ceadaíodh i mbliana le caoi a chur ar bhóithre ar oileáin na Gaillimhe, agus é briste sios de réir oileáin; cad iad na sonraí maidir leis na hoibreacha atá i gceist; agus an ndéanfaidh sí ráiteas ina thaobh. [38081/18]

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Departmental Properties

Peadar Tóibín

253. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the land her Department or agencies under its remit own in County Meath; the location of same; the use to which the land is put; the location of the land that is vacant, not in use or being used for agricultural purposes; the land which has been made available to Meath County Council or other housing agencies for the purpose of house building; and the amount of this land that could be made available for housing. [38053/18]

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Repair and Leasing Scheme

Darragh O'Brien

252. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the estimated number of units provided through the repair and lease scheme to date in 2018; the amount provided in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38237/18]

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Housing Assistance Payment Data

Darragh O'Brien

251. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of recipients of the housing assistance payment since its inception; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38236/18]

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Housing Assistance Payment Data

Darragh O'Brien

250. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount spent on the housing assistance payment in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38235/18]

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Social and Affordable Housing Data

Darragh O'Brien

249. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of units on the social housing current expenditure programme in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38232/18]

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Social and Affordable Housing Data

Darragh O'Brien

248. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount spent on the social housing current expenditure programme in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38231/18]

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Rental Accommodation Scheme Data

Darragh O'Brien

247. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of recipients of the rental accommodation scheme in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38230/18]

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Rental Accommodation Scheme Data

Darragh O'Brien

246. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount spent on the rental accommodation scheme in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38229/18]

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Rental Sector

Darragh O'Brien

245. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the estimated number of units to be delivered in each of the pilot projects for a new cost rental scheme; the timeframe for their delivery; the criteria for their allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38228/18]

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Home Loan Scheme

Darragh O'Brien

244. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of applications received for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; the number of successful applicants; the amount issued to date; the interest rate applied by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38227/18]

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Land Development Agency

Darragh O'Brien

243. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the location in which the new land agency will be based; the anticipated number of staff and annual operating budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38226/18]

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Land Development Agency

Darragh O'Brien

242. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the anticipated number of affordable, social and private units to be developed under the Land Development Agency per annum from its inception; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38225/18]

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Local Authority Funding

Fergus O'Dowd

241. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if an emergency funding application can be made by Louth County Council in respect of its social housing maintenance department's depleted funds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38178/18]

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Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility

Fergus O'Dowd

240. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will examine the criteria set down under the tenant incremental purchase scheme and the €15,000 minimum income requirement to avail of the scheme due to the significant number of persons being denied the scheme, albeit living in the homes for decades in some cases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38177/18]

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Housing Adaptation Grant Funding

Jan O'Sullivan

239. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when he expects to next allocate funding to local authorities for housing adaptation grants including for persons with a disability, mobility issues or older persons; his plans to increase the funding for these grants in view of the waiting lists in many areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38162/18]

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Land Availability

Catherine Murphy

238. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount of land zoned for residential use transferred from local authorities under the land aggregation scheme by local authority and location; the dates of completion of the transfers; the number of transfers awaiting completion; the number of units completed on these lands to date by location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38151/18]

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National Development Plan

Tony McLoughlin

237. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government when Sligo County Council can expect to receive the regional 2040 plan in view of the fact that the delay in its publication is holding up the development of the local development plan in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38140/18]

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