Gormley, John

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 665 No. 4

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Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: the way the proposed tax on second homes will operate; if the money will be retained by the local authority in which the second home is situated. More Button

Was asked: the way the €200 charge on non-principal private residences will operate; the position regarding multiple owners and the person who will have to pay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Question Nos. 379 and 386 together. The Government has decided to broaden the revenue base of local authorities through the introduction of a charge on all non-principal private resi...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network.

Was asked: the procedures and avenues of redress that exist for a citizen to make a complaint against a local authority, when the local authority has completed a road project in variance to plans lodged with an...More Button

I have no function in relation to roads projects approved by An Bord Pleanála under the Roads Act 1993, as amended. My Department has issued guidelines to local authorities regarding the establishmen...More Button

Written Answers - Housing Grants.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the shortfall in funding for housing adaption, mobility aids and housing aids for the elderly grants in Kildare County Council in view of the fact there is a shortf...More Button

Was asked: his views on a report (details supplied) and on a previous parliamentary question; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the level of allocation issued to each local authority under the housing adaptation grant schemes in 2008; the basis for deciding on the amount allocated in respect of each local authority; and if he...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 369 of 7 October 2008, if additional funds have been allocated or will be allocated in 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Voluntary Housing Sector.

Was asked: the status of an application by a voluntary housing association (details supplied) in County Kildare for funding towards the acquisition of units, under Part V of the Planning and Development Act 200...More Button

Written Answers - Election Management System.

Was asked: the details of the restrictions which apply to local government employees who wish to stand in the local elections. More Button

Under the Local Government Act 2001, and subsequent (Section 161) Order, 2004, local authority employees whose maximum remuneration does not exceed the maximum remuneration for the grade of Clerical O...More Button

Written Answers - Health and Safety Issues.

Was asked: when the White Young Green recommendations relating to the future of the Hawlbowline site at Cobh County Cork will be published, and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Following extensive unauthorised works by sub-contractors my Department re-engaged consultants, White Young Green, to carry out an independent and rigorous assessment of site conditions on Haulbowline...More Button

Written Answers - Noise Pollution.

Was asked: his plans to introduce legislation to strengthen regulations controlling noise pollution; the sources of noise pollution he intends being subject to such controls; when he proposes that such legislat...More Button

My Department is currently examining options to strengthen legislation on noise pollution, with a view to meeting the programme for Government commitment to publish comprehensive legislation on noise ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding.

Was asked: when moneys allocated to a group (details supplied) in County Limerick will be awarded to Limerick County Council for the purchase of a rural bungalow in Feenagh. More Button

Written Answers - Housing Policy.

Was asked: if he will support a matter (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

Was asked: the position regarding the €40,000 income (details supplied); if the ordinary county council loan being administered by county councils has increased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Staffing.

Was asked: the level of reduction in staff numbers that has taken place in the various county councils who are dealing with planning applications in view of the decline in planning applications to county counci...More Button

Planning authorities received 33,355 applications in the first half of 2008, a decrease of 34.6% on the same period in 2007. Planning authorities made 32,342 decisions in the first half of 2008, a de...More Button

Written Answers - Private Rented Accommodation.

Was asked: the average rent paid per week by local authorities to private landlords participating in the rental accommodation scheme broken down by unit size including one bed, two bed and three bed units. More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Was asked: his views on extending the time planning permission remains on a site from five to eight years in view of the serious economic climate, particularly in relation to building; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Planning permissions are typically granted for a period of 5 years, though a planning authority may, having regard to the nature and extent of the relevant development and any other material considera...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Responsibilities.

Was asked: the role and responsibilities of each of his Ministers of State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The position in regard to Ministers of State assigned to my Department is as follows. Minister of State Finneran is responsible for a range of functions relating to Housing, Urban Renewal and Develop...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the plight of homeowners in north County Dublin in which foundations have been built using faulty material; if he has investigated the adequacy of the legal protect...More Button

Written Answers - Estate Completions.

Was asked: the number of estates taken in charge by a local authority (details supplied) in County Kildare in each of the past five years; the location of these estates; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Was asked: the number of new estates taken in charge by a local authority (details supplied) in County Kildare in each of the past five years; the location of these estates; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Was asked: the avenues available to local authorities under the Planning and Developing Act 2000 in relation to the completion of housing estates; his views on further measures in view of recent media reports o...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 398 to 400, inclusive, together. I refer to the reply to Question No. 30 of 23 October 2008. The information requested in relation to the number of estates taken in ch...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

Was asked: the plans he has to improve emergency accommodation and refuge provision places for women and children escaping domestic violence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Homeless Persons.

Was asked: the breakdown by county of the number of people who sought emergency accommodation from local authorities during 2007 and the number of people who were provided with emergency accommodation during t...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies.

Was asked: the date, in respect of the announcement to merge the Rent Tribunal into the Private Residential Tenancies Board, by which this is to be achieved; if it will require legislation; when such legislatio...More Button

Was asked: the date, in respect of the announcement to merge the Local Government Management Services Board and the Local Government Computer Services Board into the Local Government Services Board, by which th...More Button

Work to merge the Local Government Management Services Board and the Local Government Computer Services Board, into the Local Government Services Board, has been initiated and is expected to require t...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: the latest position in regard to sewerage schemes (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Gweedore Sewerage Scheme, which will serve Bunbeg and Derrybeg, and the Burtonport, Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes are included for funding in my Department’s Water Services Investment Prog...More Button

Written Answers - Private Rented Accommodation.

Was asked: if the proposed regulations compelling landlords to maintain their rented properties have been introduced; and if so, if they are being enforced. More Button

Written Answers - Housing Statistics.

Was asked: if he will ensure in future that the broad range of housing statistics compiled by his Department will include the number of houses for which development consent has been given by local authorities o...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Was asked: if he is satisfied with the arrangements for ensuring the orderly enforcement of conditions of quarries registered under Section 261 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000. More Button

Section 261 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, which was commenced with effect from April 2004, introduced a registration system for quarries and provided that, following registration, planning...More Button

Was asked: if he will detail and enumerate the planning applications and consents in which Ireland will be required to disapply relevant national planning law as a result of the judgment of the European Court a...More Button

In its judgment of 3 July 2008, the European Court of Justice ruled that the retention permission system as it applies in Irish law with regard to projects that require or may require an environmental...More Button


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