?Dublin City Council Fianna Fáil Group Leader, Cllr Paul McAuliffe, has accused the Government of deliberately thwarting attempts to reduce the Property Tax in Dublin City by failing to outline the grants which the Council will receive from Government.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Michael Kitt TD, has called on Environment Minister Alan Kelly to clarify whether prefab buildings are really being considered as the response to the housing crisis.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Environment Barry Cowen wants to see households with contaminated water supplies exempted from water charges. His Water Service Amendment Bill 2014 will be debated during Private Members Business in the Dáil tomorrow. It contains a dispensation from water charges for homes with unsafe water supplies.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, Disabilities and Special Needs, Colm Keaveney TD, says the lack of adequate front-line mental health services in Roscommon is causing a public health emergency in the county.
Fianna Fáil has repeated its call for the government to move swiftly to introduce legislation to protect mortgage holders whose mortgages have been sold to unregulated entities.
Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has called for an overhaul of the government’s policy response to the level of mortgage arrears in the buy to let sector. This week the Department of Finance published statistics which show a 27% rate of arrears amongst the buy to let sector with 21% of accounts in arrears for more than 90 days.
Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says the Taoiseach has serious questions to answer following the publication of correspondence between the HSE boss and Department of Health which reveal plans to withdraw 225,000 medical cards. It’s been revealed that the cull was devised as part of an overall plan to reduce health spending in the 2014 Budget.
Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath TD has said that a reported euro zone agreement allowing for the early repayment of IMF loans by Ireland can make a positive difference to Budget 2015 due to be presented next month.
Dublin South West bye-election candidate John Lahart has said the scale of bed closures at Tallaght Hospital detailed in a leaked secret Government report today cannot be sustained and would put patient safety at unacceptable risk.