14 DFómh 2019, 15.25

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet with Mr Tom Dunne, Chairman Designate of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am in Committee Room 4, Leinster House.

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, appointed Mr Dunne, Head, of the School of Surveying & Construction Management (SS&CM), Technological University Dublin, to the Board of the RTB last month for a period of seven years as Chairman Designate.  Mr Dunne previously served as Chairman of the RTB from 2004 to 2009.

Ahead of the meeting, Committee Chairman Noel Rock TD said: “Dáil standing orders allow Joint Committees to invite the Chairperson designate of a statutory agency, prior to their appointment, before the Committee to discuss their strategic priorities for the role. Members look forward to engaging with Mr Dunne to discuss his approach to the role of Chairman and his vision for the RTB.”

The Committee will also resume pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Land Development Agency Bill 2019 and hear from Tom Dunne of the Technological University Dublin; Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor, UCD; Professor Rob Kitchin, NUI, Maynooth; and representatives from the Irish Council for Social Housing and The Housing Agency.

The pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill will continue on Wednesday (16 October) at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 of Leinster House when Members will hear from representatives from The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Engineers Ireland, the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland and the Construction Industry Federation.

The general scheme of the Land Development Agency Bill 2019 was approved by the Government in July to establish the LDA on a legislative basis and set out the objectives and functions of the agency.

Committee proceedings on Tuesday can be viewed live here.

Wednesday’s committee proceedings can be viewed live here.

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

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