Finneran, Michael

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 677 No. 4

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Priority Questions - Private Rented Accommodation.

I have recently announced my intention to review aspects of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 with a view to considering the scope for further improvements to the legislative framework within which t...More Button

In reviewing the operation of the 2004 Act, the PRTB considered the licensing arrangements but did not make a recommendation in this regard. Such issues are understood to be the subject of an insigni...More Button

The Deputy mentioned this at our meeting. A tenant has the authority to bring a case to the Private Residential Tenancy Board even if that person is not registered and the PRTB has the authority to a...More Button

I did not say it had not been brought to my attention.More Button

The Deputy brought it to my attention himself in my office, so there is no question that the issue was not brought to my attention.More Button

I am aware that the PRTB acts on any issue brought to its attention. It does not consider this to be an issue but, having said that, I have decided to include a review of licences in the overall revi...More Button

Unemployment Levels: Motion.

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 48 and 52 together. The Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability are funded by 80% recoupment available from my Department togeth...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

The 2006 Census of Population enumerates 8,751 bedsits, housing 14,480 people. Of these 1,028 were provided by local authorities. According to the census, just over 250 of these local authority unit...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Schemes.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 53 and 63 together. Over 1,400 prospective purchasers have formally registered interest on the dedicated Home Choice website (www.homechoiceloan.ie) and these have be...More Button

Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 54 and 86 together. Statutory responsibility for the making of agreements under Part V of the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2007 rests with the relevant planning...More Button

Written Answers - Private Rented Accommodation.

The Residential Tenancies Act 2004 introduced a new regulatory framework governing private rented residential tenancies, providing, inter alia, for: A measure of security for tenants of certain dwelli...More Button

Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing.

Section 5 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 defines “market value” in the context of affordable housing provided under the Shared Ownership Scheme and the 1999 Affordable Housing Sche...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

Under the terms of the Capital Loan and Subsidy Scheme, management and maintenance costs are met from the rental income generated by the project as well as an annual management and maintenance subsidy...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Funding.

Since the inception of the Capital Assistance Scheme in 1984, a total of €970,102,642 has been paid to approved housing bodies, through the local authorities, for the provision of accommodation for pe...More Button

Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing.

Local authorities assist approved housing bodies in the provision of social rented accommodation in various ways including the provision of sites for new projects, sites acquired in accordance with Pa...More Button

The new leasing initiative, under which authorities will procure properties on long-term leases of 10-20 years, is designed to widen further the sources of supply for social housing and thereby help c...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

Work is continuing to address the outstanding issues relating to the tenant purchase of local authority apartments. I hope that legislative proposals for a viable apartment sales scheme can be finali...More Button

Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 94 and 179 together. The number of households on a local authority’s waiting list continuously fluctuates as households on the list are allocated housing and new house...More Button

Written Answers - Urban Renewal Schemes.

In February 2009, my Department issued approval to Dublin City Council to proceed to detailed design stage for the proposed redevelopment of Liberty House. My Department is currently awaiting Dublin ...More Button

Written Answers - Private Rented Accommodation.

I have no function in these matters as the operation of tenancy registration is the responsibility of the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB), an independent statutory body established under th...More Button

Written Answers - Housing Grants.

The Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability are funded by 80% recoupment available from my Department together with a 20% contribution from the resources of the ...More Button

Written Answers - Estate Management.

My Department has no function in relation to the operation of estate management companies. These companies, comprising of the owners of dwellings, are generally constituted under the Companies Acts an...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

I refer to the reply to Question No. 391 of 10 March 2009. This situation remains unchanged.More Button

Written Answers - Private Rented Accommodation.

I propose to take Question Nos. 189 and 190 together. The average rent paid per month by local authorities to private landlords participating in the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) and broken down b...More Button


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