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Welcome to Senator Victor Boyhan's website

Victor Boyhan is an Irish Senator. He was elected on to the Agricultural Panel in 2016, and is the first independent Senator to be elected to a Vocational Panel, and not nominated by the Taoiseach or elected to one of the two University constituencies. He is a former member of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council.

Senator Victor Boyhan is a regular contributor to Seanad Eireann debates.

He specialises in areas of concern to local councillors, local government and local enterprise.

He believes in transparency, openness and social justice.

He has taken an interest in the issue of refugees and the homelessness problem.

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Minister answers questions on Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans funding concerns

Senator Victor Boyhan has posed a question to Government officials regarding "the need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to outline the outcome of discussions with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform about securing additional funding for the Rebuilding Ireland home scheme".

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Seanad ends €20 fee councillors pay for planning application submissions

Government forced to call walk-through vote after its Senators abstain on charge.

City and county councillors will no longer have to pay a €20 fee to make a submission or observation on planning applications in their electoral area or ward if the Dáil rubber stamps a Seanad decision.

In an unusual move the Government withdrew from a vote when it was called on a proposal by Independent Senator Victor Boyhan that councillors should not have to pay the fee in their own local electoral area or ward.

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DLR Grant Scheme

DLR Grant Scheme

DLR Grant Scheme information sessions running from the 25th March to 3rd of April at venues around the county.

Latest date for receipt of application is Thursday 19th April 2019.

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