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Dublin rubbish service 'poor'

waste disposal company Greyhound is not providing the level of refuse service to the city that was formerly provided by Dublin City Council, Fianna Fail Environment Spokesman Niall Collins told the Dail.

Bins were not being collected on the designated day, and bins were being collected at irregular hours of the day and night, he said.

Mortgage bill

THE long-awaited Personal Insolvency Bill, which will deal with the mortgage crisis, is expected to be published before the end of June, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dail.

Terrorist threat

JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter told the Dail it was his "fervent wish" that the time will come when the provisions of the Offences Against the State Act will no longer be required to be extended.

"However, I must have regard to the reality of the situation," he said. "The Garda assessment, shared by the PSNI, in regard to the terrorist threat level in Northern Ireland is that it is severe."

Dole queues up

THE jobs crisis is reflected in the unemployment data which show that 60pc of those who are unemployed have been out of work for 12 months or longer, said Minister for Jobs and Enterprise, Richard Bruton.

The percentage of people under 25 who are unemployed is 29pc, compared to 28pc a year ago, he said.

Docks scandal

DUBLIN Central Independent Maureen O'Sullivan told the Dail she was appalled to read the recent report identifying the shortcomings of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.

"The authority bought a site for €431m in the knowledge that its value was €220m and without any analysis of the benefits or costs," she said.

¤436m on rent

THERE are currently approximately 93,800 people in receipt of rent supplement, for which the Government has provided €436m for 2012, the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton told the Dail.