I addressed the Dáil this evening on the Residential Tenancies (Deferment of Termination Dates of Certain Tenancies) Bill 2022.
The Derelict Sites Act is under-utilised by local authorities to bring such sites back into use. Only 1,415 derelict sites were on the Register on 1st January, 2022. Key instruments at the State’s disposal are not being used to end the housing crisis.
Government policy is hindering our ability to develop our energy sector and meet our needs.
It was confirmed to me today that the Government did not even bother applying for a multi-billion euro EU scheme to fund biomethane production despite Ireland being ideally suited to its production, our agricultural sector seeking help to produce it and our dire need to replace increasingly expensive and scarce imported gas.