Hogan, Philip

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 756 No. 4

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Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with Nos. a9, b9, c9 and d9, without debate, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Was asked: if there is a recognition within his Department that those paying the non-principal private residence tax are also paying the household charge; his plans to alter the taxation policy on second homes ...More Button

The Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 and the Local Government (Charges) Act 2009, as amended, set out the legislation underpinning the household charge and the charge on non-principal priv...More Button

Was asked: if the exemption from liability to pay the household charge when a person has had to vacate their home due to long-term infirmity may be extended to apply to those who have not been absent from their...More Button

The Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 and the Local Government (Household Charge) Regulations 2012 provide the legislative basis for the household charge. Under the legislation, an owner o...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the new household charge and the septic tank registration (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 provides that income from the household charge is to be paid into the Local Government Fund. The proceeds from the household charge will be re-distrib...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Contracts

Was asked: the recourse a person or group has if they are of the view that a company, which is opening a contract awarded to them by a county council, is not carrying out the terms of the contract. More Button

The first recourse such a person or group would have is to the relevant county council and to their Customer Service Plan, or similar document. My Department has issued guidelines to local authoritie...More Button

Written Answers - European Citizens’ Initiative

Was asked: if he will confirm, with regard to the proposed European citizens’ initiative, that Irish citizens living in the North of Ireland will be treated equally and will be counted as part of the 9,000 mini...More Button

The European Citizens’ Initiative, which comes into operation in the European Union on 1 April 2012, will enable all citizens of the Union to participate equally in the promotion of citizens’ initiati...More Button

Written Answers - Building Regulations

Was asked: if he has, or intends to seek redress from the engineers or architects who certified the Priory Hall apartments on behalf the banks owned by the Minister and who subsequently gave mortgages to the re...More Button

Redress along the lines proposed in the question is a matter for the parties, including Dublin City Council, their agents and insurers, to contracts relevant to the sale of the apartments at Priory Ha...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes

Was asked: the position regarding Pallasgreen sewerage scheme, County Limerick. More Button

The Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012, a copy of which is available in the Oireachtas Library, provides for the development of a comprehensive range of new water services infrastructure in...More Button

Written Answers - Freedom of Information

Was asked: the number of freedom of information requests received by him in 2011; the number of requests for which a search and retrieval fee was sought; the maximum fee sought by him in respect of a request re...More Button

The information requested in the question is as follows: *By agreement with the requestor this request has been resubmitted, identifying more precisely the records required. While the search and ret...More Button

Written Answers - Public Service Staff

Was asked: the cost of lump sums, severance payments and pensions of those leaving the public service through retirement or other grounds; the loss of pension levy and superannuation from employees leaving the ...More Button

Vote 12 — superannuation and retired allowances — deals with the entire Exchequer pension liability and as such is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. The informa...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues

Was asked: his views on the principles raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding the purchase or sale of houses in estates not taken in charge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Social and Affordable Housing

Was asked: if he will review the criteria covering the issuing of local authority mortgages and shared ownership schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if he will review the criteria covering the issuing of local authority mortgages in view of the fact that they are now as inaccessible as a bank or building society mortgage; and if he will make a st...More Button

Was asked: if there is any State supported scheme which enables a person to purchase a home that they are renting; the criteria to qualify for any such programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Leader Programmes

Was asked: the progress made to date on addressing the issue of funding food projects under the Leader programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I refer to Question No. 47 of 2 February 2012 which sets out the current position in this matter. Questions Nos. 170 and 171 answered with Question No. 168.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence

Was asked: if he has received a letter recently from the South West Inner City RAPID Area Implementation Team; if he has replied to this letter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I have not received any recent correspondence from the South West Inner City RAPID Area Implementation Team. More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Was asked: if a person who is not the registered owner of their house due to a title issue on the dwelling is liable for the household charge 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 and the Local Government (Household Charge) Regulations 2012 provide the legislative basis for the household charge. While the Act places the househol...More Button

Written Answers - Noise Pollution

Was asked: if, under section 108 of the EPA Act 1992, Iarnród Eireann are a prescribed undertaker for the purposes of construction and maintenance work; and in the event of a permit being granted or a company a...More Button

Iarnród Eireann has not been prescribed as a statutory undertaker under the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992. Although Section 108 of the Act provides an exemption for such statutory undertak...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Was asked: if a person with an intellectual disability and in the care of State psychiatric services and is living in their own house is liable to pay the household charge. More Button

The Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 and the Local Government (Household Charge) Regulations 2012 provide the legislative basis for the household charge. Under the legislation, an owner o...More Button

Written Answers - Public Service Staff

Was asked: the location and grade of all public servants within his Department or related agencies who while not having reached the minimum retirement age to avail of cost neutral early retirement will benefit ...More Button

A person who has not reached minimum retirement age or the minimum age to avail of Cost Neutral Early Retirement cannot benefit from the provisions under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public...More Button


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