Questions and answers published after July 2012 can be viewed here. Viewing by Government Department is possible by term or specific dates from March 2016 onwards. Written answers are published as received from departments. To see parliamentary questions published before July 2012, search in Dáil debates.

Help

Parliamentary questions by Member are available from 01/07/2012

Questions and answers for all sittings

Page 1 of 25

Show: 100 per page

Wed, 20 Oct 2021

written

Climate Change Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

69. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the annual remuneration and expenses allowance per member of the Climate Change Advisory Council in tabular form. [51439/21]

View

Wed, 20 Oct 2021

written

Departmental Functions

Eoin Ó Broin

70. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if there are plans to establish the necessary statistical capacity to track material flow in Ireland; and if he will under the forthcoming circular economy legislation commit to setting national material flow targets. [51440/21]

View

Wed, 20 Oct 2021

written

Legislative Measures

Eoin Ó Broin

108. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide an update on the recently announced comprehensive review of planning legislation; the details on those that are involved in the group conducting the review; the terms of reference; the timeline for completion of the review; and if there will be an opportunity for third party and Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage involvement in the review before it makes any recommendations to Government. [51459/21]

View

Wed, 20 Oct 2021

written

Greyhound Industry

Eoin Ó Broin

300. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there is a requirement for a veterinarian to be present at all greyhound racetracks when greyhound trials are taking place; if there is a requirement for all greyhound trials to be recorded or if unofficial greyhound trials take place at greyhound stadiums that are not registered; the number of injured greyhounds recorded in the past 12 months at greyhound trials; and the reporting mechanism that is in place to document all injuries sustained by greyhounds at greyhound trials. [51441/21]

View

Wed, 20 Oct 2021

written

Legislative Measures

Eoin Ó Broin

301. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to a request from a person (details supplied) to extend the scope of the Animal Health and Welfare (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51442/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Climate Change Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

290. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the public appointment process that was used to appoint the new members of the Climate Change Advisory Council announced on 12 October 2021. [51186/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Bus Services

Eoin Ó Broin

319. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Transport if he will work with the National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus to ensure the Nitelink bus services are reinstated at the earliest opportunity. [50512/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Vehicle Clamping

Eoin Ó Broin

347. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Transport the current regulations regarding the clamping of vehicles by private clamping companies; and when the legislation was last updated. [51244/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Rental Sector

Eoin Ó Broin

442. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he has secured Government approval to introduce a new rent pressure zone cap on rents in the private rental sector; if so, when the legislation will be introduced; and the expected value of the new cap. [50504/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Capital Expenditure Programme

Eoin Ó Broin

480. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide a breakdown of the €246 million capital carryover from 2021 to 2022 as detailed in footnote 15 on page 116 of the Budget Expenditure Book, by area of expenditure including the amount unspent in that budget line in 2021 and the consequent impact on delivery compared to targets (details supplied). [51202/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Eoin Ó Broin

481. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the total allocation in Budget 2022 for the National Parks and Wildlife Service; and the value of the increase in the allocation from the 2021 funding. [51203/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

482. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide an update on the participation of the pillar banks in the first home shared equity loan scheme including the amount of money the banks will invest in the scheme; the role their staff will have in administering the scheme; when the scheme will be open to applicants; and when he expects the Central Bank to give its view on the participation of the banks in the scheme. [51204/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Housing Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

483. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if statistical and other information (details supplied) will be provided. [51210/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Departmental Expenditure

Eoin Ó Broin

484. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the amount of the €468 million of expenditure on social housing delivery detailed in page 123 of the Budget 2022 expenditure report that is carryover from the underspend in 2021; and the amount that is new expenditure from €644 million additional capital allocation as detailed in page 44 of the revised National Development Plan. [51211/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Housing Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

485. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if an explanation will be provided of the relationship between the 6,248 SHCEP figure detailed on page 118 of the Budget 2022 expenditure report and the 5,750 SHCEP figure detailed on page 123 of the same report. [51212/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Planning Issues

Eoin Ó Broin

489. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he is considering exempting peat extraction from the planning system for new developments and the substitute consent process for unauthorised developments; if so, the reason for considering such a move; the timeframe for a decision on this matter; and if such a move would be compliant with EU environmental law. [51326/21]

View

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

written

Direct Provision System

Eoin Ó Broin

644. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of progress on establishing an independent inspectorate for direct provision centres; if the Health Act 2007 will be amended to extend the remit of HIQA to undertake independent inspections of direct provision centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50501/21]

View

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

written

Legislative Measures

Eoin Ó Broin

161. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage further to Parliamentary Question No. 297 of 21 September 2021 and responses to recommendations 1 and 2 in the table, the dates on which the actions and decisions taken on the way the Government has as per recommendation 2, prioritized the introduction of separate and complementary legislation to complete the designation, regulation and management of marine protected areas and subsequently that marine protected areas are included in the National Marine Planning Framework and Marine Spatial Plan in tabular form; the status of the drafting of the heads of legislation for marine protected areas; when they will be published; and when pre-legislative scrutiny will be requested. [50037/21]

View

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

written

Legislative Measures

Eoin Ó Broin

169. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage further to Parliamentary Question No. 297 of 21 September 2021, the dates on which the actions and decisions taken on the way the Government has as per recommendation 2, prioritised the introduction of separate and complementary legislation to complete the designation, regulation and management of marine protected areas and subsequently that marine protected areas are included in the National Marine Planning Framework and Marine Spatial Plan in tabular form; the status of the drafting of the heads of the maritime area planning Bill; when they will be published; when pre-legislative scrutiny is envisaged; the legislation that is considered to be a priority by the Government for scrutiny and to be enacted by the Houses of the Oireachtas over the legislation for marine protected areas; when the Bill will come before the Houses of the Oireachtas; and the way in which Government has prioritised same. [49245/21]

View

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

196. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of affordable rental homes that will be completed by the end of 2021 via the cost rental equity loan. [49818/21]

View

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

197. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of affordable rental homes that will be completed by the end of 2021 via the serviced sites fund and the affordable housing funding scheme. [49819/21]

View

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

198. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of affordable purchase homes that will be completed by the end of 2021 via the serviced sites fund and the affordable housing funding scheme. [49820/21]

View

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

written

Planning Issues

Eoin Ó Broin

199. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the completion and publication of the updated guidelines for rural planning that were due to be published in Q1 of 2021. [49821/21]

View

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

written

Housing Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

200. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when the 2021 housing needs assessment report will be published by the Housing Agency. [49822/21]

View

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

written

Special Educational Needs

Eoin Ó Broin

309. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Education the reason a person (details supplied) has been unable to begin their long-awaited education in a specialised setting despite the school being open and functioning for other students; if her attention has been drawn to the negative effects this uncertainty has on the person and their family; and if she can provide a starting date in order that this person can obtain their education. [49799/21]

View

Wed, 6 Oct 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

37. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he has met with representatives from a group (details supplied), Dublin City Council, NAMA and others to ensure that the requirement for up to 600 affordable homes in the Poolbeg SDZ will be achieved; if he will provide details of when the meeting and or meetings occurred; and the outcome of the meeting and or meetings. [48473/21]

View

Tue, 5 Oct 2021

written

Public Private Partnerships

Eoin Ó Broin

280. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the public sector benchmarking exercise used to evaluate and award the first bundle of social housing public private partnership homes will be published. [47511/21]

View

Tue, 5 Oct 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

311. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide the recently agreed social housing targets for each local authority with a sub breakdown of social housing new build, acquisition and long-term lease for each local authority in tabular form. [48155/21]

View

Tue, 5 Oct 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

312. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the breakdown, by local authority, of affordable purchase and affordable rental targets for each year from 2022 to 2025, in tabular form. [48156/21]

View

Tue, 5 Oct 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

313. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage , further to Parliamentary Question No. 280 of 21 September, the number of CREL funded cost-rental homes that will be purchased and made available for tenants in the first quarter of 2022; and the details of the location, unit size and costs of same. [48194/21]

View

Tue, 5 Oct 2021

written

Legal Aid

Eoin Ó Broin

514. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Justice the status of the review of the civil legal aid scheme; the timeframe in which it will be held; and the details of any public consultation or engagement with stakeholders that it may include. [47649/21]

View

Tue, 5 Oct 2021

written

Control of Dogs

Eoin Ó Broin

787. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the public consultation of the Control of Dogs Act 1986 that was carried out in 2019; if the results of the consultation will be published; and if the Act will be amended to reflect the outcome of the consultation. [48564/21]

View

Thu, 30 Sep 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

194. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when he plans to meet a group (details supplied). [47353/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

oral

Rental Sector

Eoin Ó Broin

88. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the changes he plans to make to the rent pressure zones if the harmonised index of consumer prices hits and breaches 4%. [46715/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

oral

Defective Building Materials

Eoin Ó Broin

90. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he is committed to introducing some form of redress mechanism for homeowners with defective homes in Budget 2022 arising out of the ongoing work of the independent working group examining the issue of defective housing. [46716/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

oral

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

92. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the reason his Department is using the public spending code as an excuse for not directly funding Dublin City Council to develop the site at Oscar Traynor Road as a fully public housing development in the most cost-effective and affordable manner. [46717/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

written

Housing Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

108. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the reason local authorities are not permitted to purchase homes for tenants by social housing support recipients that are put up for sale but are permitted to enter into long-term lease arrangements for these same properties after the social housing support recipient has been evicted on grounds of a vacant possession notice to quit. [46407/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

written

Departmental Policies

Eoin Ó Broin

117. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the reason for the long delay in the publication of the State architecture policy. [46408/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

158. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will address the excessive processing time in many local authorities for housing applications and HAP applications and the impact of these delays on the ability of persons to access social housing support; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46405/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

written

Water Services

Eoin Ó Broin

166. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the reason for the early suspension of the Workplace Relations Commission single water utility led talks over the summer; and the reason the next round of talks have been further delayed until October 2021. [46409/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

written

Traveller Accommodation

Eoin Ó Broin

172. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when he plans to bring forward legislation to give effect to the key recommendations of the Expert Group on Traveller Accommodation with respect to Part 8 and section 183 votes in councils. [46406/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

written

Tax Exemptions

Eoin Ó Broin

337. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if it is possible for new, incomplete estates to be added to the list of unfinished estates exempted from local property tax; and if so what is the application process. [46108/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

374. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if the Land Development Agency will be able to apply for either the cost rental equity loan or the affordable housing fund for the provision of affordable housing. [46679/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

375. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the criteria that will be used to assess whether an organisation can be designated a cost rental provider under the Affordable Housing Act 2021 and related secondary legislation. [46680/21]

View

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

376. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the categories of organisations that will be eligible to apply for the cost rental equity loan and the affordable housing fund (details supplied). [46681/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Energy Conservation

Eoin Ó Broin

103. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the research that has been conducted by his Department into the carbon emissions embedded in the materials used to retrofit homes; and the timeframe for them to be offset by the associated energy savings. [44534/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Energy Infrastructure

Eoin Ó Broin

104. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when projects on the 4th Projects of Common Interest will cease to benefit from having PCI accreditation. [44535/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

International Agreements

Eoin Ó Broin

105. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if the State’s position on reform of the Energy Charter Treaty has changed in response to the recent ruling C-741/19, by The Court of Justice of the European Union which held that EU climate polluters could not use the ISDS arbitration system under the Energy Charter Treaty to claim compensation in disputes between member states for legislating for changes in social and environmental laws. [44537/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Energy Conservation

Eoin Ó Broin

106. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the number of warmer homes schemes units that have been sold within five years of receiving the grant; and the breakdown of the costs recovered. [44538/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Rental Sector

Eoin Ó Broin

270. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of active rental accommodation scheme tenancies currently in place. [44643/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Housing Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

277. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if there is a general prohibition on local authorities purchasing vacant second hand homes and second hand homes occupied by tenants in receipt of social housing support, other than derelict homes purchased under the derelict sites act CPO process and other than one bed and four bed vacant units under the Call for Housing initiative launched in August 2020; when this general prohibition was introduced; and if he will review this policy to allow greater flexibility for local authorities to purchase second hand properties, either tenanted or vacant, as needs arise. [44767/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

278. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when the final proposed shared equity local scheme proposal will be submitted by his Department to the Central Bank; and the precise matter on which his Department is seeking approval from the Central Bank with respect to this scheme. [44768/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Departmental Data

Eoin Ó Broin

279. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide a list of all persons and organisation who lobbied him, his predecessors or his officials seeking an exemption from the 20% Part V provision of social and affordable homes for landowners who purchased their land between 2015 and 2021. [44769/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

280. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of cost rental equity loan, CREL, funded cost rental homes that will be purchased and made available for tenanting in 2021; and the details of the location, unit size and costs of same. [44770/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

281. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of serviced sites fund, SSF, and affordable housing funding, AHF, affordable purchase homes that will be completed and offered for sale in 2021; and the details of their location, unit size and sale price. [44771/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

282. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide an update on the social housing programme output to date in 2021; the number of units completed under each category to date; and the publication date for the second and third quarter social housing output report. [44772/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Legislative Measures

Eoin Ó Broin

297. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the parts of and the way in which the 29 recommendations of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government pre-legislative scrutiny report on the general scheme of the Marine Planning and Development Bill are dealt with in the initiated Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021, in tabular form. [44957/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Housing Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

298. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when the regulations detailing the eligibility and terms and conditions for the affordable purchase and affordable cost rental scheme will be published; and the interim eligibility criteria that are currently in place for affordable rental and purchase homes that will come on stream in advance of the publication of the final regulations. [44958/21]

View

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

written

Rental Sector

Eoin Ó Broin

403. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of active rent supplement payments that are currently in place. [44644/21]

View

Thu, 16 Sep 2021

written

Office of Public Works

Eoin Ó Broin

200. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will publish the work programme under the arterial drainage scheme maintenance programme; the works that are planned; the dates; the screening processes required; and the publication date of the screening reports. [44321/21]

View

Thu, 16 Sep 2021

written

Office of Public Works

Eoin Ó Broin

201. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way in which he understands the obligation to publish in a timely manner the appropriate assessments reports for works under the arterial drainage scheme maintenance programme; and if he will undertake to publish them three months before work. [44322/21]

View

Thu, 16 Sep 2021

written

Office of Public Works

Eoin Ó Broin

202. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the internal processes for conducting appropriate assessment for works under the arterial drainage scheme maintenance programme; if there has been any external review of the adequacy of the reports; and the consultation which has occurred with NGOs regarding screening. [44323/21]

View

Wed, 15 Sep 2021

written

Visa Applications

Eoin Ó Broin

530. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Justice if short stay family visit visas are currently being issued to non-EU citizens; if not, when the service will resume; and if consideration will be given to granting short stay family visit visas to non-EU citizens who are fully vaccinated. [43199/21]

View

Wed, 15 Sep 2021

written

Health Services

Eoin Ó Broin

580. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to an increase in persons waiting for an appointment with the National Gender Service; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that wait times have lengthened; and the steps he is taking to ensure increased resources and timely access to transgender healthcare for those who require it. [43200/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Energy Conservation

Eoin Ó Broin

42. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the steps his Department is taking to ensure that social housing funded under section 38 of the Health Act 2004 can access energy efficient retrofitting schemes in the future. [41608/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Covid-19 Pandemic

Eoin Ó Broin

272. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media when indoor sports training is likely to recommence; and when guidelines will be issued. [41974/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Covid-19 Pandemic

Eoin Ó Broin

277. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if one to one music classes are identified as a personal service; and if she will provide clarity on the return of one to one music classes under the current public health guidelines. [42203/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Vacant Properties

Eoin Ó Broin

325. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his attention has been drawn to the geo-mapping work of vacant homes currently underway in local authorities; if his Department is collating this information centrally; and if not, if he will consider doing so. [41964/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Housing Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

328. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage further to Parliamentary Question No. 326 of 13 July 2021, in relation to HAP eligibility and maintenance payments the reason policy does not provide for the deduction of regular outgoings such as maintenance; and if his attention has been drawn to the fact that in some cases maintenance payments are being assessed as income for both the payer and the payee in cases in which both are in receipt of HAP. [42011/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Turf Cutting

Eoin Ó Broin

342. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage when a person (details supplied) will receive a payment under the turf cutting compensation scheme for 2021. [42240/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Public Services Card

Eoin Ó Broin

724. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to long waiting periods experienced by persons needing to obtain a public services card; and the steps her Department is taking to ensure the card can be obtained as soon as possible for the purpose of accessing important public services. [42887/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Departmental Data

Eoin Ó Broin

1170. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Health the payments made by large pharmaceutical companies based in Ireland in the past five years; the amounts involved in these payments; and the purpose of the payments. [41939/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Covid-19 Pandemic

Eoin Ó Broin

1248. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Health if one to one music classes are identified as a personal service; and if he will provide clarity on the return of one to one music classes under the current public health guidelines. [42202/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

Covid-19 Pandemic

Eoin Ó Broin

1249. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Health when live music will return for indoor receptions in relation to public health guidelines for weddings; and if consideration has been given to using the Digital Covid Certificate system to facilitate this. [42204/21]

View

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

written

General Practitioner Services

Eoin Ó Broin

1517. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Health when free general practitioner care will be extended to those under the age of eight years. [43175/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Departmental Funding

Eoin Ó Broin

57. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the current and capital funding allocation for 2021 for the Environmental Protection Agency. [39541/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Tax Code

Eoin Ó Broin

307. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 195 of 25 May 2021 and with respect to the review of mobility supports for persons with disabilities and the criteria for qualification for the disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme, if there have been changes made to the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Regulations 1994 in view of the Supreme Court decision of June 2020 (details supplied). [39454/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Eoin Ó Broin

516. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the number of applications to date to the music entertainment business assistance scheme; the number of applications approved; the number refused; the funding allocated to date; and the funding as yet unallocated. [39536/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Departmental Reports

Eoin Ó Broin

594. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the reason for the long delay in the publication of the Review Into Certain Planning Matters in Respect of Donegal County Council by a person (details supplied); and the date for the publication of the report. [39137/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

599. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if there is consideration of home extensions which significantly increase the value of the property in calculating the clawback in cases in which a person who purchased their home via the current incremental purchase scheme opts to sell the property before the 20 year clawback period. [39185/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Policy

Eoin Ó Broin

600. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the date on which sections 6 and 19 of the Residential Tenancies (No 2) Act 2021 was commenced; and if this is the date from which rent reviews within rent pressure zone are linked to the harmonised indices of consumer prices. [39219/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Departmental Staff

Eoin Ó Broin

612. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the estimated full year pay cost of employing four senior building surveyors, six executive building surveyors and four assistant building surveyors in tabular form. [39282/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Traveller Accommodation

Eoin Ó Broin

627. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the Traveller accommodation spend for 2021 to date, by local authority in tabular form. [39519/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Local Authorities

Eoin Ó Broin

628. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the amount of funding that has been allocated and spent to date for 2021 on the refurbishment of local authority flat complexes; the flat complexes and local authorities they are in; and the work which was undertaken or has commenced in each complex. [39520/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

629. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the Call for Housing; the number of properties that have been offered; and the number of properties that have been acquired. [39521/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

630. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of homes brought into use to date in 2021 via the repair and lease scheme. [39522/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

631. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of homes brought into use to date in 2021 via the buy and renew scheme. [39523/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

632. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of homes acquired via the Housing Agency to date in 2021; and the average cost of each unit. [39524/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Traveller Accommodation

Eoin Ó Broin

633. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the implementation of each of the 32 recommendations of the Report of the Expert Group on Traveller Accommodation. [39525/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

634. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of cost rental projects approved by cost rental equity loan; and the number of these homes that will be tenanted in 2021, by local authority and approved housing body. [39526/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

635. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the serviced sites fund pipeline for 2021 and 2022. [39527/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Local Authorities

Eoin Ó Broin

636. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the amount which has been drawn down from the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund to date in 2021, by local authority in tabular form. [39528/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Provision

Eoin Ó Broin

637. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of Housing First tenancies that have been created in 2021 to date; and the target for the remainder of the year. [39530/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Housing Schemes

Eoin Ó Broin

638. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of Rebuilding Ireland home loans applied for, approved and drawn down each month to date in 2021, by local authority; and the average amount of each approval and each drawdown. [39540/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

European Court of Justice

Eoin Ó Broin

639. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the European Court of Justice action against the State for breach of the urban wastewater treatment directive. [39546/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Grant Payments

Eoin Ó Broin

640. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the amount of funding allocated each year via grant aid for lead pipe replacement for domestic use since grant funding was introduced; the number of households that have accessed grant aid each year; and the amount of funding drawn down each year in tabular form. [39548/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Defective Building Materials

Eoin Ó Broin

737. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the time limited review of the defective block remediation scheme; and the progress to date on issues including covering costs of accommodation, engineering fees and non-construction items in addition to the broader issues of further access to the scheme in circumstances in which more defects arise and the issue of 100% redress. [40767/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Departmental Policies

Eoin Ó Broin

738. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the forthcoming State architecture policy; the reason for its delay; and if he will consult the Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage before the final policy is published. [40768/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Eoin Ó Broin

739. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the review of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. [40769/21]

View

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

written

Defective Building Materials

Eoin Ó Broin

740. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the status of the work of the working group on defective homes; the reason for the delay in the group meeting the Programme for Government target of reporting within a year of Government formation; if he will address criticisms from members of the group that the working group's independence is being interfered with by Departmental officials; when he expects the work of this group to be concluded; and if some form of redress scheme will be included in Budget 2022 for home owners affected by Celtic tiger building defects. [40770/21]

View