Monthly Archives: October 2013

HOGAN AND HOWLIN MUST ANSWER FOR WATER RESTRICTIONS – BROUGHAN

Deputy Tommy Broughan has said that householders in the greater Dublin region are astounded at the news that the Dublin water supply is to be restricted. Deputy Broughan said it was “deplorable that no full explanation has been provided by the Councils on the engineering or other difficulties that led to the restrictions being put in place.

GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO HOUSING CRISIS IN DUBLIN IS WHOLLY INADEQUATE – BROUGHAN

Last week in Dáil Éireann, Deputy Tommy Broughan again highlighted the housing crisis in Dublin as a matter requiring urgent action from the government. Deputy Broughan asked Taoiseach Enda Kenny if he was aware of the scale of the housing crisis the country is facing with many families having been homeless for months and years on end.

BROUGHAN CRITICISES BUDGET 2014 IN DAIL EIREANN

All budgets are about choices. I strongly opposed the Labour Party entering government since I feared that serving under a Fine Gael-led Government would do fundamental damage to the people who sent my Labour Party colleagues and me to this Chamber. I always wanted a Labour-led Government only. After four austerity budgets having been implemented or planned by the Government, the core aspirations and interests of our people have been harshly subjected to the aspirations and interests of the wealthy and powerful, represented in this Chamber by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and some of the conservative Independents.

PYRITE FUND ANNOUNCEMENT WELCOME BUT MUCH MORE PROGRESS REQUIRED – BROUGHAN

Deputy Tommy Broughan has today cautiously welcomed the news that €10 million has been allocated from the Department for Environment, Community and Local Government towards the Pyrite Remediation Scheme. However, he has expressed concern that the fund will be restricted to the most severe pyrite damage cases only (the so called red category).