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  • No New All-Island Sub-region for LEADER Programme – Thomas Pringle TD
    Department of Environment Community and Local Government Rural Development Programme Deputy Martin Ferris 519 To ask the Minister for Environment Community and Local Government if he will consider allowing a 29th subregion under the rural development programme to deal with offshore islands so that those organisations specifically dealing with the islands unique conditions and circumstances will be enabled to tender as local action groups under the programme 17274 15 Minister for State Ann Phelan For the purposes of the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2014 2020 rural areas in Ireland are considered to be those areas outside the cities of Dublin Cork Limerick Galway and Waterford As the Deputy will be aware Ireland is reconfiguring the way in which local and rural development interventions are implemented This is in line with Government policy to ensure that local government is well positioned to support the effective and efficient delivery of local and rural development In this context 220 million of the overall LEADER programme complement for the 2014 2020 period has been allocated based on administrative or county boundaries to 28 sub regional areas I do not propose to change this at this stage However in the context of the 2014 2020 Rural Development Programme I am anxious that the implementation of the LEADER elements of the programme reflects a community led approach and in order to ensure this each sub regional area will be responsible for determining its own needs and will outline how it proposes to address those needs in its Local Development Strategy This approach will also apply to those areas that contain island communities and each Local Development Strategy will be required to outline how it proposes to address the needs of both its Island and Gaeltacht communities as appropriate I encourage these communities to

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  • Enquiring into Homelessness Data – Thomas Pringle TD
    if he will provide details of the number of homelessness declarations made to local authorities in County Donegal in 2014 and until April 2015 and if he will make a statement on the matter Thomas Pringle For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday 12th May 2015 Ref No 18651 15 REPLY Minister for the Environment Community and Local Government Deputy Alan Kelly My Department s role in relation to homelessness involves the provision of a national framework of policy legislation and funding to underpin the role of housing authorities in addressing homelessness at local level Statutory responsibility in relation to the provision of accommodation and related services for homeless persons rests with individual housing authorities Data on homeless households in emergency accommodation is provided through the Pathway Accommodation Support System PASS Quarterly reports from lead housing authorities are being published on my Department s website as soon as these are available In addition lead housing authorities provide monthly reports on homelessness which identify the number of people utilising State funded emergency accommodation on a regional and county basis These monthly reports also provide details of the breakdown of the individuals and the numbers of families and dependents that are in emergency accommodation Both the quarterly and monthly reports are available on my Department s website at the following link http www environ ie en DevelopmentHousing Housing SpecialNeeds HomelessPeople Be Sociable Share Previous Story Ensuring National Economic Dialogue will be Fair and Inclusive Next Story No New All Island Sub region for LEADER Programme Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election

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  • Ensuring National Economic Dialogue will be Fair and Inclusive – Thomas Pringle TD
    is the Government s intention to hold a National Economic Dialogue in July of this year This dialogue will be held over two days The precise arrangements for the dialogue are being finalised by my Department and the Department of Finance I am committed to ensuring that the process is as open and inclusive as possible and representatives of civil society will naturally be invited to participate We will also be making arrangements to live stream as much of the dialogue as possible It will be an opportunity to consider how to best use the available resources as set out in the SES The SES has provided the broad parameters that will underpin the discussion of fiscal and economic policy well in advance of the October Budget and has set out the fiscal space available in the order of 1 2 billion to 1 5 billion for 2016 For the discussions to help inform the work of the Government in deciding on Budget options and measures in line with our EU obligations it is important that they reflect the economic and fiscal context within which budgetary decisions will be arrived The Spring Economic Statement and the National Economic Dialogue are appropriate reforms to the domestic budgetary process that are intended to facilitate an open and frank discussion about fiscal options and priorities in light of the changes to the budgetary and economic surveillance at EU level These reforms to the budgetary process should be seen as adding to the wide ranging reforms to the budgetary architecture introduced by this Government over the last few years These wider reforms have been informed by the core principle that a more open and transparent process allowing for clearer accountability and oversight supports the efficient use of public funds to deliver effective services for

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  • Non-Disclosure of Mortgages Sold to Third Parties – Thomas Pringle TD
    2013 pursuant to Section 4 of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Act 2013 IBRC Act The SL s instructions and obligations provide for the winding up of IBRC in an orderly and efficient manner in the public interest and in order to maximise the return for the creditors of IBRC The passing of the IBRC Act and the appointment of the SLs was part of the promissory note transaction which yielded significant benefits for the State On the appointment of the SLs I instructed them to arrange for and complete the independent valuation of IBRC s loan assets by no later than 30 November 2013 In this respect the SLs appointed PwC as independent advisors to value the residential mortgage portfolio and to provide advice in developing a strategy for the sale of the residential mortgage portfolio which would ensure that maximum value was obtained for all creditors of IBRC I further instructed the SLs to ensure that the sale of all loan assets was agreed or completed by no later than 31 December 2013 or as soon as practicable thereafter Per my instruction the assets of IBRC could only be sold at a price equal to or in excess of the independent valuations obtained Should a bid not be received in excess of the independent valuation obtained the loan asset was to transfer to NAMA at the independent valuation price In total there were 11 825 individual residential mortgage customers in IBRC comprising 12 702 mortgages with a par value of 1 8 billion Following receipt of legal advice the SLs corresponded with all residential mortgage holders and provided them with an opportunity to make written representations on the method of disposal of their loans and the criteria for determining who may bid for loan assets The SLs reviewed and considered each and every representation The representations were also considered by PwC in providing their sales strategy advice Following the receipt and review of borrower representations and the independent advice provided by PwC it was decided that the mortgage portfolio i e the Sand portfolio be sub divided into four portfolio tranches with a view to maximising market interest and return within the timelines set out in the Ministerial Instruction The SLs did consider the concept of selling individual mortgages but a number of issues impacted on the decision including cost timing independent advice received from PwC borrower only bids confidentiality of personal information delivering best results for the creditors including the taxpayer and execution risk The valuation of the Sand portfolio completed on 11 November 2013 and the sales process commenced on 14 October 2013 On 1 April 2014 the Special Liquidators announced that 64 of the mortgage portfolio with a par value of 1 8 billion had been sold to two buyers namely Lone Star and Oaktree Capital Management L P Following my instruction in April 2014 NAMA were no longer obliged to purchase the unsold IBRC assets at their independent valuation as previously envisaged due to

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  • Dental Care Entitlements for Medical Card Holders – Thomas Pringle TD
    Medical Card Holders Dental Care Entitlements for Medical Card Holders By admin Tweet Pin It Updated 12th May 2015 QUESTION NO 120 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch by Deputy Thomas Pringle for WRITTEN ANSWER on 07 05 2015 To ask the Minister for Health the dental treatments that are provided for under the Free Dental Scheme for low income families who have a General Medical Services Card and if he will provide an update on the matter Thomas Pringle T D REPLY The Dental Treatment Services Scheme DTSS provides access to dental treatment for adult medical card holders The service is provided by contracted dentists The HSE prioritises for treatment patients with special needs high risk patients and those who have greater clinical needs A free oral examination every calendar year and free emergency dental treatment with a focus on relief of pain and sepsis are available to all eligible patients regardless of their medical condition This includes 2 fillings per year all extractions including surgical extractions and a number of complex treatments Be Sociable Share Previous Story Detailed Mortgage Crisis Response to be Announced Shortly Next Story Non Disclosure of Mortgages Sold to Third Parties Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch will not meet with Save Our St Joseph s Campaign February 11 2016 11 24 am DONEGAL NOW Calls on Burton to provide additional funding for community services programmes February

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  • Detailed Mortgage Crisis Response to be Announced Shortly – Thomas Pringle TD
    repayments are treated in a fair and transparent manner by their lender and that long term resolution is sought by lenders with each of their borrowers Where a borrower engages with his lender a sustainable restructure arrangement to address his her mortgage arrears situation is agreed in the majority of cases The Central Bank s most recent quarterly release on Residential Mortgage arrears and Repossessions Q4 2014 indicates that almost 115 000 restructure arrangements have been put in place A key focus of any forthcoming initiatives from Government will be to ensure that distressed borrowers are fully informed about appropriate supports how to access them and how they can help Many borrowers can find solutions through the options offered by the Insolvency Service of Ireland and Government will ensure that the personal insolvency process is as fair and effective as possible and that the objectives as set out in the original Personal Insolvency Act are realised as much as possible My colleague the Minister for Justice and Equality and her officials are actively preparing amendments to the legislative framework for personal insolvency aimed at enabling Government s objectives in this regard to be met and allowing more people in distressed debt to access the available mechanisms than has been the case to date Where a mortgage in arrears is deemed to be unsustainable by the lender the mortgage to rent scheme administered by my colleague Alan Kelly TD Minister for Environment Community and Local Government may be a viable alternative which will enable families to remain in the family home and his Department are examining the possibilities for more throughput via this mechanism The effective management of the mortgage arrears issue is an area that remains under continuous review More and concerted action can be undertaken by the banks to

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  • Dáil Questions – Thomas Pringle TD - Page 17
    ask the Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources if he Clerical Officers Caretakers in Primary Schools Uimhir 768 Ceist Pharlaiminte Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha To the Minister for Education and Science To JobBridge in Donegal Jobs or Internships Question No 242 Ref No 12015 15 To the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection To ask the Biomass in State owned Peat Powered Generation Stations To ask the Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources if he will Minister reply to Call for Moratorium on On Shore Wind Farms To ask the Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources his views on Merging of Coillte and Bord na Móna Update To ask the Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide Renewable Heat Incentive RHI to be in Place by 2016 To ask the Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources his plans Thomas Calls for Moratorium on On Shore Wind Farming Thomas Pringle Independent TD for Donegal called on the Minister for Energy to implement a moratorium on A5 Update Dáil Question No 131 To ask the Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport if he will provide Tourism Ireland 2015 Marketing Plan and Donegal Dáil Question No 130 To ask the Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport the extent to which Page 17 of 66 First Previous 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Next Last Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch will not meet with Save Our St Joseph s Campaign February 11 2016 11 24 am DONEGAL NOW Calls on Burton to provide additional

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  • Question on Property Tax penalties – Thomas Pringle TD
    have to take to recover penalties imposed on liable persons under the Finance Property Tax Act 2012 and if he will make a statement on the matter Thomas Pringle For WRITTEN answer on Thursday 17th January 2013 Ref No 2146 13 REPLY Minister for Finance Mr Noonan The Finance Local Property Tax Act 2012 provides for a range of penalties to be imposed on liable persons for non compliance with their obligations under the Act such as failure to deliver a return to the Revenue Commissioners or where a liable person knowingly makes a false statement on a return in order to reduce their liability to Local Property Tax LPT The Act also allows for penalties to be imposed for failure to deduct LPT at source from the liable person s employment income or occupational pension or from certain Government payments when directed to do so by the Revenue Commissioners Where penalties provided for in the Act are imposed they will be treated as an amount of tax due and will be recovered in the same way as an LPT liability amount using the existing powers and processes of the Revenue Commissioners in relation to the collection and enforcement of unpaid tax Finally any LPT or monetary penalty that remains unpaid will become a charge on the residential property to which it relates and will have to be discharged to Revenue on the sale or transfer of the property Be Sociable Share Previous Story Question on effective corporate tax rate Next Story Questions on septic tanks About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch

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