Dáil Debates

Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Water Charges

Sep
2014
18

Dáil Debates, Environment, Human Rights

Speaking today on the Water Services (Exempt Charges) Bill 2014, Clare stated that the bulldozing through of this charge will wipe out disposable income for many families. The prospect of bills of hundreds of euro will be a blow too far for many.  Access to water is a human right and should be based on need and not ability to pay and that is a right worth fighting for.  Click on the link below to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWA4VjrcOv4&feature=youtu.be

Dáil Issues, Environment, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his views on the recent advice note from the Association of Consulting Engineers in Ireland regarding the discovery that concrete blockwork from at least one manufacturer of concrete blocks has been found to contain pyrite type materials, elevated levels of sulphur, which in the presence of water will lead to weakening of the load bearing capacity of the concrete blockwork and over time to the possible disintegration of the blockwork; the required testing of concrete blockwork for this known threat and the implications for structures built with this blockwork.
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Pyrite Remediation

Jun
2014
18

Dáil Issues, Environment, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the funding available to remediate pyrite damaged houses up to the end of 2015; and the number of pyrite damaged houses he is expecting to be remediation by 31 December 2014 and by 31 December 2015.
– Clare Daly.
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Dáil Issues, Environment, Leaders Questions, National

At Leaders Questions this week Clare raised the issue of water charges with Eamonn Gilmore who in the past made many claims to be against the introduction of charges.  Click on the link below to watch her contribution:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Kv3OTNp-I