Ahern, Noel

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 628 No. 1

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Estimates for Public Services 2007: Motion (Resumed).

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Security of the Elderly.

I assume the Deputy is referring to the Estimates for 2007, not 2006. Provision is made for Grants for Community and Voluntary Service under subhead K1 on my Department’s Vote as published in the 2007...More Button

Written Answers - Refuge Accommodation.

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, through its role as chair of the National Steering Committee on Violence against Women, have overall responsibility for co-ordination of policy rela...More Button

Written Answers - Housing Strategy.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 430 and 432 together. Under the social partnership agreement Towards 2016, a National Housing Strategy for People with Disabilities will be developed, as recommended i...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

The amount of funding provided by my Department to a local authority under the low cost site scheme varies from location to location depending on factors including the acquisition and development cost...More Button

The maximum loan a local authority may advance in respect of the share of a dwelling being purchased (minimum 40%) under the Shared Ownership Scheme is €185,000. The application of the maximum loan a...More Button

The income limit for the shared ownership and affordable housing schemes was increased with effect from 1 January 2006. Persons whose income in the previous tax year satisfies the income test of €40,...More Button

The current variable interest rate on local authority loans is 4.25%. In addition, a mortgage protection charge of 0.598% is applied to loans taken out on or after 1 July 1986. The cost per €1,000 f...More Button

While there is no statutory maximum level of disabled persons or essential repairs grant payable by local authorities, under the Housing (Disabled Persons and Essential Repairs Grant) Regulations 2001...More Button


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