News & Statements

Dail Question on the EU Mortgage Directive

To ask the Minister for Finance if he will outline the impact that the European mortgage credit rules contained in the Mortgage Credit Directive will have on the mortgage industry here; the way it will impact on the rights of future mortgage holders; if these rights will be applied to current mortgage holders; if it is expected to increase the availability of mortgage credit through financial institutions; the level of accountability to the European Council that will be imposed on financial institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Dáil Question on the Pyrite Resolution Board

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide an update on the Pyrite Resolution Board and the establishment of the remediation process; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Dáil Question on the introduction of online patient records

To ask the Minister for Health if he will advise on the possibility of introducing an online database of patients records to be made accessible to all medical professionals within the Health Service Executive; the data sharing databases that are in place currently throughout the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Dáil Question on the legislation to allow for an Oireacthas banking inquiry

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will outline the aim of the proposed bill to allow for a banking enquiry; the resources that will be made available to the committee selected to carry out the proceedings; the timeframe that has been given for the completion of the enquiry; the projected cost of this enquiry to the Exchequer; the way the Oireachtas will be protected from making adverse findings against individuals; if the enquiry will affect in any way, judicial proceedings; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Dail Question on the EU Mortgage Directive

To ask the Minister for Finance if he will outline the impact that the European mortgage credit rules contained in the Mortgage Credit Directive will have on the mortgage industry here; the way it will impact on the rights of future mortgage holders; if these rights will be applied to current mortgage holders; if it is expected to increase the availability of mortgage credit through financial institutions; the level of accountability to the European Council that will be imposed on financial institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Dáil Question on Irish Water rates for commercial tenants

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will clarify the comments made by the Dublin City Council assistant manager in relation to the possibility of Dublin businesses having to pay increased water rates once control is with Irish Water; the processes that are in place to ensure that local authorities can sufficiently develop a programme of delivery of water services under the responsibility of Irish Water; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Dáil Question on minimum pricing for alcohol

To ask the Minister for Health if proposals to include minimum pricing of alcohol will be legislated for; if so, when he expects to publish legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Dáil Question on regulation of commercial tenancies

To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the feasibility of establishing an independent regulator or register for commercial tenancies, landlords and tenants; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Dail Question on ‘School Completers’ report on third level education

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an action plan will commence within his Department based ion the findings of the School Completers - What's Next report highlighting the low college participation rate for school leavers in designated disadvantaged areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Dáil Question on supports for under 25s at risk of homelessness

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if she will advise on her Department's strategy for reducing the rate of homelessness; the additional supports in place for someone under the age of 25 years who is at risk of homelessness or are currently homeless; and if he will make a statement on the matter.