Farrell calls for prioritisation of Pyrite Levy legislation in upcoming Dáil session

04/09/2013

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North, Alan Farrell, has today (Wednesday) urged the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, to ensure that the planned legislation to establish the Pyrite Levy Fund is given top priority in the upcoming Dáil session.

“I have written to Minister Hogan this week to request that the long awaited Bill needed to fund the pyrite remediation process will be brought before the House early in this Dáil session.

“Considerable work has gone into the establishment of the Pyrite Remediation Board so far, however it has not been possible to proceed with remediation as the necessary legislation is not in place.

“I am urging Minister Hogan to bring this matter before Cabinet as a priority when it reconvenes this month, so as to reduce the possibility of further delays to the application process. For many affected homeowners, this fund is a lifeline and the solution to a considerable problem which has been plaguing them for nearly eight years.

“I am confident that Minister Hogan understands that importance of this issue, however we are entering a very busy Dáíl session, especially with the Budget being brought forward to October, and I want to ensure that this important matter remains a top priority for this Government.”