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Doherty, Pearse

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

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Order of Business (Continued)

The Taoiseach talked about ending the double Irish. The double Irish still exists and will exist up to 2020 because that is the amendment the Taoiseach supported when he was in Cabinet. He talked...More Button

I make those points because the Government has been dragged kicking and screaming into the issue of tax transparency. It will rely again on that report in which only one country in the world was...More Button

Let us go down to the details. Four weeks ago I addressed this Chamber when talking about the sweetheart deal the Government did with Apple again. We have the Paradise Papers that confirm my fear...More Button

If the Taoiseach is so hung up on transparency, will he publish all of the lobbying that took place in 2014 and 2015 for the decision by the Minister to change the intangible assets write-off again...More Button

The biggest beneficiaries are the Taoiseach's friends in Apple.More Button

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Ministerial Advisers Data

Asked the Taoiseach: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to junior ministers in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the names of the special advisers employed in her Department; the names of special advisers to Ministers of State in her Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to Ministers of State in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to junior ministers in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to junior Ministers in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to Ministers of State in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special...More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the names of the special advisers employed in her Department; the names of special advisers to Ministers of State in her Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to junior ministers in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to junior ministers in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to junior Ministers in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Research and Development Data

Asked the Minister for Finance: when the inconsistency regarding the treatment of research and development in the State’s balance of payments, that is, the way in which it is treated as intermediate consumption, will be rectified...More Button

Economic Data

Asked the Minister for Finance: the projected figures for net fiscal space in each of the years 2019 to 2023.More Button

Tracker Mortgage Examination

Asked the Minister for Finance: the way in which persons that were customers of a bank (details supplied) were offered tracker mortgages pre-2006 are being dealt with by the Central Bank in its examination; if these cases are inc...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of court cases being taken against State-owned banks and other banks by persons appealing the compensation or redress they have been offered under the tracker examination process; and if...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the action that will be taken against banks that have appointed receivers to properties that have been part of the tracker examination since the beginning of the examination; and if he will make a ...More Button

Mortgage Interest Rates

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the issue of high standard variable rates was raised during his meeting with the banks in October 2017; the progress made by the State owned or other banks in reducing their standard variable ra...More Button

Tax Data

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of commercial real estate transactions that occurred in the week preceding budget 2018; the way in which this figure compares to the average number of transactions per the relevant week;...More Button

State Aid Investigations

Asked the Minister for Finance: if other countries have made claims to the moneys awarded to the State as a result of a court ruling (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

EU Treaties

Asked the Minister for Finance: if a move has been signalled by the EU Commission to use Article 48 of the Lisbon Treaty to move some taxation matters from unanimity to qualified majority voting at EU Council level; his plans to ...More Button

Fiscal Policy

Asked the Minister for Finance: the projections or forecasts his Department has made with regard to the impact of winding down of quantitative easing by the ECB; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

VAT Rate Reductions

Asked the Minister for Finance: how and when he will implement the budget decision to put in place a VAT refund scheme for charities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Agencies Staff Transfer

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the grounds on which a staff transfer as part of existing mobility initiatives within the Civil Service may be refused; the grounds and-or circumstances on which a request to transfer may be suppor...More Button

School Transport Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if operators of the school transport scheme are obligated to accept and admit ticket holders for carriage on later scheduled services on the same route for which they hold a valid ticket in order t...More Button

Special Educational Needs

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the supports that are available to students with learning disabilities who have special educational needs while attending third level institutions and institutes of higher learning; and if he will ...More Button

Ministerial Advisers

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to junior Ministers in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to Ministers of State in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to junior Ministers in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Hospital Appointments Administration

Asked the Minister for Health: the details of efforts being made to minimise, in so far as possible, the number of "did not attends" in respect of scheduled outpatient hospital appointments across the health service; and if he w...More Button

HSE Correspondence

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason correspondence sent to the HSE regarding matters relating to human resources (details supplied) has yet to be responded to or acknowledged; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment to be seen by a consultant at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment to be seen by a consultant at Galway university hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to junior ministers in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Hospital Procedures

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of inpatient and outpatient procedures, respectively, which are expected to be carried out in 2018 across the various hospital groupings; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Driver Licensing Exchange Agreements

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the progress made in having Quebec added to the reciprocal agreement for driving licence exchange; when he envisages it to be included; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the names of the special advisers employed in her Department; the names of special advisers to junior Ministers in her Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the names of the special advisers employed in her Department; the names of special advisers to Ministers of State in her Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special...More Button

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the names of the special advisers employed in his Department; the names of special advisers to Ministers of State in his Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special...More Button

Fire Service

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans to amend the Fire Services Acts in order to include a provision providing recognition to fire services on offshore islands and which denotes the importance of ensuring parity with fire se...More Button