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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Phil Hogan

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# Pyrite
Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs
The funding will be available for about 1,000 properties that require immediate repair but homeowners who have already paid for repairs will not be compensated.
# Pyrite
Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow
It is hoped the pyrite remediation scheme will be approved by Christmas.
# Priory Hall
Hogan hopes Priory Hall proposals will be seen as 'balanced, equitable and fair'
The government has put forward proposals to resolve the long-running plight of the former residents of the derelict and dilapidated Donaghmede apartment complex.
# Priory Hall
“Breakthrough” as Priory Hall residents are offered a deal
The Environment Minister has said that a deal will reflect the circumstances of what he called “one of the worst examples of the failures of the Celtic Tiger”.
# Priory Hall
Announcement on Priory Hall expected as 21 day deadline ends
Minister Phil Hogan’s self-imposed three week deadline to find a solution ends today. Talks with residents and other stakeholders have been ongoing.
# Election 2014
Large constituencies mean European elections 'will become more presidential'
Phil Hogan believes candidates will need at least €100,000 if they want to be elected to the European Parliament next year.
# Dublin Mayor
Hogan: No point having elected mayor for Dublin unless position is meaningful
The government intends to hold a referendum at the same time as the local elections next year to ask Dublin residents whether or not they want an elected mayor for the capital.
# Reform Alliance
RA claims Brian Walsh 'said he wouldn't run for FG as long as Enda Kenny is leader'
The Reform Alliance claims the Galway West TD was ‘gung-ho’ before later distancing himself from the group of expelled Fine Gael TDs. However, Walsh tells a different story…
# eu bound?
Could Education Minister Ruairí Quinn be off to Europe?
The Labour TD was coy when asked about the possibility he could become Ireland’s EU Commissioner next year.
# stephanie meehan
Priory Hall resident whose partner died by suicide welcomes 21 day timeline for solution
Minister Phil Hogan has tasked Department of Environment officials with the job of talking to all the stakeholders at the Donaghmede complex and proposing a solution within the next three weeks.
# Water Charges
'Domestic users will not be charged VAT' by Irish Water
Government sources said that the framework in Irish Water is still being set up but that the government does not want to see households pay extra taxes on their Irish Water bills.
# Priory Hall
Taoiseach: ‘I don’t have any objection to meeting the Priory Hall residents’
Kenny was speaking at a press conference to launch Fine Gael’s referenda campaigns today when he was asked about the situation at the uninhabitable apartment complex in north Dublin.
# Priory Hall
Hogan still expecting report on Priory Hall, despite reports mediation has collapsed
The former residents believe that the process has fallen apart, with bank bosses indicating last week they would seek their own solutions for mortgage-holders.
# Supervalu
Ireland's tidiest town has been named, and it's...
The winners in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition were named today at a ceremony in The Helix.
# Priory Hall
Explainer: What is happening with Priory Hall?
What’s it costing us? Why isn’t it sorted? Was there no insurance? Where is the builder? All your questions, answered.
# Priory Hall
AIB promises to engage over Priory Hall as Minister says it may be demolished
The environment minister says that he cannot give a time frame on when action will be taken on Priory Hall, for fear of “giving false hope” to displaced residents.
# Water Water Everywhere
"The Irish people gave us a mandate to bring in water charges" - Phil Hogan
The Environment Minister says that the government “fundamentally believes” that user-related charges are the right way of raising more tax.
# Seanad referendum
TD uses Dáil questions to see how effective Seanad is, Ministers tell her to find out herself
The deputy director of Fine Gael’s Seanad abolition campaign, Regina Doherty, used the parliamentary questions to find out information about the Seanad, but ministers in her own party told her to find out herself.
# Seanad referendum
Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad
The party has said the proposal to abolish the Seanad came from a New Politics document published in March 2010, six months after Enda Kenny first called for the chamber to be scrapped.
# Bag Tax
The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002
Figures from the Department of the Environment show a fall in plastic bag usage and therefore the amount of tax taken in recent years.
# Severance Pay
Outgoing Sligo county manager will receive €270,000 severance package
A Sligo county councillor says that there is “no justification” for the payment, given the “shambles” the council’s finances are in.
# Shhhhhhhh
Eight Dublin areas to be protected from noise pollution
Parks and gardens across Dublin will allow only a regular conversation during the day and a whisper at night under new laws.
# Not being silly
A councillor wants an all-Ireland ban on the sale of silly string
A Northern Ireland councillor is not happy about the sale of silly string which he said is “messy” and “unsightly”.
# Jobswatch
Good news on the jobs front: Irish Water to create 1,600 jobs
The company has been tasked overseeing the metering of homes ahead of the introduction of water charges late next year.
# Dublin City
Lord Mayor: Dublin needs a mayor with 'real powers', but role unlikely before 2019
Oisín Quinn has been sharing his thoughts on the future of the mayorship, following a poll that shows 61 per cent of Dubliners are in favour of a directly elected CEO for the city.
# Water Charges
No water charge prices until at least the end of the year
The first water charge bills will be due in January 2015 but a decision on pricing won’t be taken before a report from the Commission for Energy Regulation.
# Voting Day
Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda
Voters will be asked to vote on the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution later this year.
# Dublin councillors
Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year
The addition of more councillors in Dublin’s four local authorities will cost more but Phil Hogan insists there will be overall savings of over €3.6 million under his reforms.
# Restyled Councils
Local authorities have saved over €800 million since 2012
Payroll costs at county and city councils have been cut by €561 million since 2008.
# Competition
Guess where Ireland's best kept village is...
Here’s a hint: It’s also the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town, announced earlier today.
# Litter
Local authorities given €900k to clean up graffiti and litter
Phil Hogan also published a report that showed the number of areas deemed to be litter-free in 2012 is at the highest levels ever achieved.
# Water Charges
Confirmed: Troika agrees to delay water charges until 2015
The EU and IMF have agreed to a request from the Irish authorities to delay the first bills from early 2014 to early 2015.
# popularity
Joan Burton is the most popular cabinet minister - new poll
An Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times reveals a 41pc approval rating for Burton, but only 13pc for James Reilly.
# Leaders' Questions
Phil Hogan 'has no role' in trying to stop €500m sewage plant
Enda Kenny says the decision to build a €500m sewage treatment plant in Clonshaugh lies with the local authorities.
# dublin bay
Councillors concerned about impact of proposed Dublin Bay wind turbines
The councillors want to meet the Minister for the Environment to speak to him about their concerns around the proposed turbines.
# Phil Hogan
Dublin city councillors at odds over increase in... Dublin councillors
Fianna Fáil are opposed to Minister Phil Hogan’s proposals, while Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and Labour support them.
# Water
€400,000 in funding approved to tackle infectious organism in Roscommon water
A temporary water treatment plant will now be built to address the problem until four regional supply schemes are put in place.
# Priory Hall
Dublin City Council back in court over Priory Hall debacle
The local authority wants the Supreme Court to overturn an earlier decision which sees it pay for the temporary accommodation of the displaced residents.
# Pollution
Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years
Smoky coal is already banned in 27 towns and cities around the country, but now the Minister for the Environment says he wants to see it nationwide.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Repossessions, organ donors and Euro counterfeiting
Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller – who is about to take over as chairman of An Post – will also be in attendance today.