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McGrath, Mattie

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

It is the same leaders every time.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Ah, Minister.More Button

The ink is well dry.More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

The Rural Independent Group is very concerned about this matter. We should deal with the matter in the manner suggested by Deputy Howlin, namely, that the Government would issue a motion and the H...More Button

Post is always relevant. What is the status of the post office in Thurles? The Save Our Square committee, business people in Thurles and the community in general are very concerned about the deci...More Button

Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018: Instruction to Committee (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this motion. Rates have been a vexed issued for local authorities and local businesses for many years. We all accept that the system is essentially broken an...More Button

As part of its reply, the council noted that it is disappointed to hear that the businesses are being affected so badly. It stated that the contractors involved are making every effort to reduce...More Button

After all, they are their customers. A business person who treated a customer like that would be out of business. The connectivity is very poor. The council betrays an extraordinary level of det...More Button

On a related matter, at the start of this year I called on the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, to clarify the reason his Department has failed to conduc...More Button

It is vital that businesses and SMEs are supported, especially in light of the challenges that Brexit will inevitably have on them. For this reason, I welcome many of the measures in the Bill. ...More Button

What does the Bill propose? Among the measures included are provisions to allow local authorities to restate a charge or rate to be levied on each relevant property for which the current occupie...More Button

The Bill proposes to provide greater enforcement powers by local authorities in their collection of rates through the appointment of an authorised officer with the necessary powers to carry out c...More Button

I repented long ago because we do not have the money to spend.More Button

Farmers always paid their way. It was a folly at the time, as was the car tax. We need to have a reasonable look and adjustment. We must support the ratepayers who are paying. I seek clarity fr...More Button

Abortion Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of terminations of pregnancy carried out here in each of the years 2013 to 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

GLAS Data

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the amount paid to farmers under the green low-carbon, agri-environment scheme, GLAS, for low-emission slurry spreading by farm agricultural contractors at the rate of €1.20 per cubic metre spread ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the amount paid to farmers under the green low-carbon, agri-environment scheme, GLAS, for low-emission slurry spreading by farm agricultural contractors by month at the rate of €1.20 per cubic metr...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the maximum payment to farmers for low-emission slurry spreading by farm agricultural contractors at the rate of €1.20 per cubic metre spread since the start of the GLAS programme; and if he will m...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if a register of farm agricultural contractors is maintained that provides the low-emission slurry spreading service to green low-carbon, agri-environment scheme, GLAS, participants; if so, the cri...More Button