Tuffy, Joanna

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 691 No. 4

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 20 be agreed to.”
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Priority Questions - Local Authority Funding.

Asked the minister: the steps he has taken to ensure that outstanding development levies are collected from developers by local authorities; the moneys outstanding in total; the moneys outstanding in respect of each loc...More Button

I thank the Minister for his response. I note he has not yet received the information regarding the amount that is owed to the local authorities for development levies. That is worrying in some ways...More Button

This will become a major issue. We may find that local authorities turn out to be insolvent because development levies were a major source of funding for local authorities. If they do not collect th...More Button

It is welcome that local authorities are pursuing these development levies from the developers and that extra staff have been assigned to this. What if the local authorities are not able to collect t...More Button

Other Questions - Local Authority Staff.

The Minister referred to 28 heritage officers and I presume this refers to 28 local authorities. Are these local authorities at city council and county council level or are some town councils? Is th...More Button

The point made by Deputy Hogan is very important. Local authorities will not need as many planning officials as they did because there will be fewer planning applications to administer. People in pl...More Button

Other Questions - Proposed Legislation.

The Minister made the point that the mayoralty is only part of what he hopes to do for local government. It will be welcome. A directly elected mayor is an idea worth trying, especially for Dublin, ...More Button

National Asset Management Agency Bill 2009: Second Stage (Resumed).

Question again put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand part of the main question.”
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National Asset Management Agency Bill 2009: Referral to Select Committee.

Question put.
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Written Answers - Planning Issues.

Asked the minister: the position regarding his statement that there is enough land zoned in parts of the country to provide for housing needs up until 2075; if he will take steps to ensure that further land is not rezon...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Staff.

Asked the minister: the number of permanent and temporary staff employed by each local authority in 2007, 2008 and to date in 2009; the number of staff cuts in each local authority area since the 2007 general election; ...More Button

Written Answers - Waste Disposal.

Asked the minister: if he has hired an economist to conduct an analysis of the contract for the Poolbeg incinerator, Dublin; if the analysis revealed that the contract was anti-competitive; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

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