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BROUGHAN’S BLOG ON THE INTERNATIONAL AGENDA

Throughout the 31st Dáil, and in the last 12 months especially, Deputy Broughan has highlighted a wide range of issues and challenges facing Ireland on the international stage. Tommy has attempted to clarify Ireland’s position on a number of key issues and has tried to impress upon the Minister, the importance and urgency of some of the challenges facing Ireland today, in an increasingly globalised world.

BROUGHAN RAISES HOWTH PARKING CHARGES AGAIN IN DAIL EIREANN

The Minister for Agriculture would report to Dail Eireann on the current consultation process he is undertaking in terms of his proposals to introduce paid parking charges in Howth Harbour and if he would reconsider his decision not to meet local stakeholders in Howth on the matter in view of their strong opposition to the introduction of parking charges given the potential serious negative impact on local marine tourism; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

DAIL SPEECH ON ENERGY SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE BILL 2012

I warmly welcome this Bill introduced by Deputy Catherine Murphy and congratulate her on it. It is part of her outstanding contribution to Dáil Éireann since she was elected to this house. It is sad that we are still at this stage in regard to climate change legislation. The Green Party, which was in government in the last Dáil, talked about this subject for decades.

MINISTER MUST ACT NOW ON PYRITE RECOMMENDATIONS, BROUGHAN TELLS DAIL

Speaking in Dail Eireann this week on the Report of the Pyrite Panel, Deputy Tommy Broughan said, “I welcomed the publication of the report of the pyrite panel last June. Astonishingly, this report was the first comprehensive response to the worst construction disaster to occur since the foundation of the State and which may have affected tens of thousands of home owners in north and west Dublin and across the mid-Leinster region.

BROUGHAN ASKS HOGAN FOR PYRITE REPORT UPDATE IN DAIL EIREANN

Speaking in Dail Eireann, Deputy Tommy Broughan T.D. said, “I welcomed the publication of the Report of the Pyrite Panel in June, given that it finally provided some recognition of the seriousness of the problem of pyrite-affected homes in north and west Dublin and, indeed, in the north mid-Leinster region.