22 Sep 2021, 17.20

The Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage will meet tomorrow, Thursday, 23 September, to discuss Water Quality and Infrastructure, and the Small Town and Villages Growth Programme.

The meeting at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 of Leinster House will hear from:

·       Officials from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage;

·       Representatives from Irish Water; and

·       Representatives from County and City Management Association.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Steven Matthews said: “Recent incidents at water treatment plants in Gorey and Ballymore Eustace and the subsequent water quality problems affecting people in both areas have increased public concerns about water quality and the state of our water infrastructure.

“The Committee would like to hear to an update on what caused these incidents, their impact on those areas affected and what steps are being taken to ensure they are not repeated at these plants or elsewhere in the country. Members would also like to hear updates on current and future water infrastructure investment schemes and the Small Town and Villages Growth Programme.”

The Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage has 14 Members, nine from the Dáil and five from the Seanad.

The meeting in Committee Room 1 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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Committee membership


Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin

Fine Gael

Green Party

Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin

Social Democrats



Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Labour Party