Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Ceisteanna (31, 69)

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

31. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will confirm that funding cuts to Dublin City Council have resulted in a €4.5 million cut to homelessness services in the city; and the rationale for this in the context of the Government's commitment to ending long-term homelessness. [44836/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

69. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the manner in which the local authorities in the Dublin area will be required to absorb cuts to their budgets at this year end in a manner that will not adversely impact on the provision of homeless services by the local authorities. [44776/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

I propose to take Question Nos. 31 and 69 together.

I refer to the reply to Question No. 366 of 22 October 2013, which sets out the position in regard to homelessness funding and services in the Dublin area.