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-  Noel Rock TD

Legislation on electric scooters needed immediately to avoid confusion - Rock

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock has today (Sunday) called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to enact legislation in the immediate future to ensure that electric scooters are not considered Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (MPVs) under the Road Traffic Act.

-  Joe Carey TD

Sinn Féin wants to scrap broadband plan - Carey

Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has expressed his concern and surprise as Sinn Féin has cosied up to Fianna Fáil by calling for the National Broadband Plan to be axed.

-  Maria Walsh

Time to ban single use plastics - Walsh

Maria Walsh is calling for a ban on single use plastics in the fight against climate change and is  encouraging everyone in the West and North West to take personal responsibility on climate action.

-  Mary Mitchell OConnor TD

National Student Accommodation Strategy

The Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Housing and Urban Development Damien English T.D. today released the end Q1 2019 progress report on the National Student Accommodation Strategy.The National Student Accommodation Strategy (NSAS) complements the initiatives being taken by the Minister for Housing to increase housing supply under Rebuilding Ireland. Eight key targets and 27 actions are outlined which are designed to support the delivery of an increased level of supply of Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and an increase in take-up of digs accommodation. The target as set out in the NSAS is the provision of 7,000 bed spaces by end 2019 and a total of 21,000 additional PBSA beds by 2024.

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