Noonan, Michael

Wednesday, 4 July 1984

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 104 No. 10

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Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (Amendment) Bill, 1984: Second Stage.

Limerick East): The special ground rents purchase scheme provided in Part III of the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978 was given a life of five years and that life was extended for ...More Button

(Limerick East): I August.More Button

Limerick East): I should like to thank the Senators for their contributions and their general support of the measures undertaken. The cost of purchasing grounds rents is based on a sum of money which ...More Button

(Limerick East): It would be a very dangerous basis from which to proceed towards constitutional change. Take another example, the right to vote. Suppose we decided that we would apply the right to vo...More Button

(Limerick East): Yes, it is a very good point. That is specifically allowed for in the Constitution at the moment.More Button

(Limerick East): I am making the point here that because of that difficulty — and I would be surprised if a majority of the Seanad advocated that we would change to allow the right to private property...More Button

(Limerick East): Yes, of course. Senator Durcan talked about the Land Registry. I will take up the point he made about mapping in certain areas, especially in Mayo where there seems to be a particul...More Button

Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (Amendment) Bill, 1984: Committee and Final Stages.

Limerick East): The Scheme could be left in operation indefinitely but it was originally intended that ground rents would be purchased over a limited period. The idea of limiting it to five years was...More Button

(Limerick East): The increase in fees is not intended to compensate for inflation. It is aimed at covering administrative costs so that the scheme will not be subsidised by the general taxpayer for t...More Button

(Limerick East): Under section 4 (2) the power in general being given to the Ministers for Justice to vary the amount of fee charged is in this instance being given to the Minister for the Environment...More Button

Bankruptcy Bill, 1982: Motion.

Limerick East): The object of this Bill, which I am proposing to refer to the Joint Committee on Legislation, is to consolidate with amendments the law relating to bankruptcy and to modernise it. The...More Button

Limerick East): I thank the three Senators who contributed. I am pleased that the House has co-operated with me in referring this to the Committee on Legislation. It is a very complex Bill which ne...More Button


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