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Clare raises the issue of local flooding and the need for the OPW to take on board the views and knowledge of locals, who often know the history of the area better than the professionals.
QUESTION NO: 66
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Simon Harris
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on Tuesday, 19th January, 2016.
To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps he will take to ensure that the local knowledge of residents regarding patterns of flooding in their areas is taken into account as part of the medium-term and long-term efforts to deal with the flooding problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Clare Daly TD
Clare raised the subservience of the Department of Finance to the drinks industry with the Minister for Finance, who failed to implement a sugar tax in the last Budget. A sugar tax would be an important weapon in the war that needs to be waged against growing obesity levels in Ireland. Clare also raised the unfair treatment of mortgage holders who are in arrears and unable to access tax relief in any form which would assist them in meeting their repayments