Deputy Tommy Broughan today welcomes news that Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has called for an independent review into noise management and the North Runway project at Dublin Airport. Following objections from concerned local residents and representations from local TDs and Councillors, Minister Ross announced his intentions to set up the independent review. He also appointed the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) as the Competent Authority in noise management as part of the new EU regulation 598/2014.
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Deputy Tommy Broughan today received a response to a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, regarding the number of open cases with the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, without an allocation of a social worker. The reply states that up to the end of June 2016, “there were 26,214 open cases, of which 5,610 were without an allocated social worker”. While Deputy Broughan notes that this is a welcome reduction of 16% in ‘unallocated’ cases since the beginning of 2016, 21% of cases not having a social worker is still far too high and is completely unacceptable.
DISMAY IN HOWTH AT CLOSURE OF CREDIT UNION
16 Sep 2016
Several constituents who are members of Progressive Credit Union Ltd. have expressed dismay to local Deputy Tommy Broughan at the forthcoming closure of the Credit Union offices on Main Street, Howth. Howth Credit Union was merged with 6 other Fingal Credit Unions into Progressive Credit Union over the past 3 years. (The other Credit Unions which became members of Progressive are Baldoyle & Portmarnock, Donabate, Skerries, Balbriggan, Rivervalley and Rathingle and Victory (Glasnevin).
Deputy Tommy Broughan is concerned at the increasing number of complaints he is receiving from constituents, particularly in the Coolock/Artane area, who are being woken due to the noise pollution associated with very early morning flights. Deputy Broughan has recently been in close liaison with representatives from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) regarding construction of the new North Runway.
Deputy Tommy Broughan is calling on Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, to come out of hiding and do his Ministerial duty by urgently working towards a resolution in the Dublin Bus dispute. The second week of work stoppages will begin at 9pm tonight and traffic chaos will ensue for the coming two days. This follows a 2 day stoppage last week and Deputy Broughan has contacted Minister Ross directly calling for action.
DÁIL SPEECH ON THE EU APPLE TAX RULING
7 Sep 2016
Like other Deputies I listened with incredulity to the speeches this morning of the Minister, Deputy Noonan and the Taoiseach. Both speeches were full of contradictions revolving around self-praise for the beginnings of the first fundamental reform of our corporation tax system since 2012-13 and a total refusal to accept that certain foreign multinationals were heavily favoured by Irish Finance Acts down through the decades since the 1960s. The Taoiseach waxed lyrical this morning about the importance of the 187,000 FDI supported jobs for our people and the sterling work of the IDA since the early 1950s.