Dublin City Council


DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING OCTOBER 2009

Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 05/10/2009

Q.117 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
An estimated €50million has been lost in VRT and Road Tax on imported cars that are not registered within the mandatory 24 hours according to recently published figures. There needs to be more co-operation between Insurers, Customs and Dublin City Council Vehicle Registration to ensure enforcement of these regulations both in the interest of lost revenue and accountability. Is the City Manager aware of any measures planned to tackle this problem?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The VRT due and paid on imported vehicles is paid to and administered by the Revenue Commissioners. Dublin City Council does not have a role where the vehicle is imported. Customs officers and the Gardaí are obliged to enforce registration. Once a vehicle is registered and on the national vehicle and driver file, its owner is notified of its tax requirements as motor tax becomes due.

 

Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 05/10/2009

Q.118 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
To ask the City Manager to provide the following information: The number of people currently on the various Dublin City Council housing lists giving details of the amount on each list and further detailed by area.

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
The table below sets out the number of applications included on the City Council’s Housing Lists for each Housing Area:

 

LIST

List Category

Housing Area
Total
B
D
E
H
J
K
L
M
N
P

Housing List

Points
2079
426
1551
1192
929
883
978
614
1131
350
10133
Medical
38
5
34
38
25
22
17
26
25
11
241
Welfare
16
5
13
13
13
4
10
11
2
5
92
Homeless
144
27
92
117
75
72
139
69
69
78
882
Other
25
10
35
1
13
9
4
3
-
1
101
Total
2302
473
1725
1361
1055
990
1148
723
1227
445
11449
Transfer List
Points
849
423
814
787
679
782
883
537
198
236
6188
Medical
56
18
43
59
20
26
58
34
8
10
332
Welfare
41
25
35
19
26
13
38
20
4
9
230
Other
24
17
29
18
20
20
46
16
9
8
204
Total
967
483
921
883
745
841
1025
607
219
263
6954

 

Question to City Manager City Council Meeting 05/10/2009

Q.119 COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the City Manager assure this council that the services provided by Dublin City Council over the Halloween period will not be affected by cuts in overtime or cuts in staff? Can he assure this Council that the waste collection in relation to material for bonfires will be the same as last year?

CITY MANAGER’S REPLY:
Dublin City Council has commenced an action plan to minimise the impact of Halloween activities, specifically with regard to environmental and social consequences of bonfires and illegal fireworks.

The plan includes the following measures:

• Awareness leaflet to schools.
• Campaign to highlight dangers and offer practical advice.
• Consultation with businesses and supermarkets to minimise the supply of trolleys and combustible materials.
• Ongoing liaison with An Garda Síochána and local communities.
• Deployment of Waste Management, Housing, Parks and Area resources in preventive and follow-up actions with the assistance of An Garda Síochána.
• Strict Enforcement by the City Council of Waste Management, Fire Services and Housing legislation.
• Promotion and support to local communities in the organisation of safe and enjoyable Halloween activities.
Members of the public with any specific concerns or who wish to report potential or current problems can contact their Local Area Office or the City Council Customer Services Centre.