Dáil Issues

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Dáil Issues, Environment

Clare speaking on the Climate Action Bill 2015. The Bill, which was due three years ago fails to address specific targets instead takes a generalised approach to allow the state make a transition to  a low carbon economy by 2050. The tactic of kicking it down the road is extremely disappointing. The Bill tries to create the illusion of change while the government carries on doing exactly what it was doing in the first place.

Dáil Debates, Environment, International

Environment, Human Rights, National

Sleeping on the Streets

Sleeping on the Streets

Almost a year ago, homeless man Jonathan Corrie died across the street from Leinster House. His death may have embarrassed some of our politicians but unfortunately it did not motivate them enough to find lasting solutions to the housing crisis. In response to the tragedy, Minister Alan Kelly, announced some cosmetic changes to procedures in the homeless services, which led to more pressure on being placed on council staff without providing the actual resources for them to help people. One year on and as winter approaches the homeless crisis in Ireland has not improved. In fact, it has gotten much worse.
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Dáil Issues, Environment, Oral Questions

Clare questions the Minister for the Environment in relation to the need for the government to review the operation of the pyrite remediation process, with particular reference to updating the scheme in light of the experiences of some of the works, and the need to extend the scheme to homeowners with pyrite but a damage rating of less than 2. Shamefully the government goes into the recess without sorting the issue of homeowners with pyrite not being able to access their entitlement to the property tax exemption because of the need for ground tests to be carried out…a shameful betrayal…
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