Walsh, Jim

Wednesday, 28 June 2000

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 163 No. 24

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Town Renewal Bill, 2000: Committee and Remaining Stages.

Senator Taylor-Quinn's concern for the Dublin area is touching. I commend her for proposing this amendment because it highlights two significant differences between the policies of the main Opposition...More Button

I support the broad thrust of Senator Madeleine Taylor-Quinn's point regarding these two matters, particularly the social and economic integration of disadvantaged groups of residents. Molaim í freisi...More Button

I subscribe to the view of Senator Taylor-Quinn that the issue should be as open and transparent as possible. In his response, the Minister has clearly illustrated that will be case. However, I am con...More Button

In playing political games with the current controversy, there is a danger that we will undermine the whole political process. That would be a retrograde step, not only for the profession of politics ...More Button

If the Minister would clarify Chapter 10 of Part X of the Act of 1997 it might crystallise thinking in this regard. My understanding is that “part or parts” refers to a specific type of development, p...More Button

I am not sure this amendment is necessary. One could make the point that in making recommendations the county council concerned shall have regard to the market conditions in the eligible town or areas...More Button

I support everything Senator Cregan has said. What he has said impinges on the Bill to a certain extent. It applies not only to Cork and Dublin cities but to other rural towns where there is an under ...More Button

Yes. There is nothing wrong with good quality, private rented accommodation being provided in those areas when it is the only means of bringing such property into the overall accommodation programme. ...More Button

The Bill has tremendous beneficial potential for small towns and villages. I hope the Minister will include as many of the applicants as possible. The benefits are enormous for local communities and t...More Button

I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that we conclude this Bill now and that the Firearms (Firearm Certificates for Non-Residents) Bill, 2000, be taken at 2 p.m.More Button

I agree that increased staffing is needed in planning offices but that is a separate issue. The implementation of this legislation will not significantly alter the work load of planners. I agree that ...More Button

Adjournment Matters. - Decentralisation Programme.

I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Finance to the House. I compliment him and the Minister for Finance, Deputy McCreevy, on their interest in and commitment to the decentralisation p...More Button


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