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O'Brien, Jonathan

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Financial Resolution No. 1: Tobacco Products Tax

My comments will be similar to Deputy Calleary's. We have this debate every year on the financial resolution but perhaps we could have a wider debate on smoking and its effects because there is no...More Button

As the Minister pointed out, since 2007, the rate of tobacco excise has almost doubled, yet the revenue raised has dropped.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 1: Tobacco Products Tax (Continued)

I believe the Minister's figures are dishonest regarding what is being proposed today. The Minister says it will bring in €64 million but according to the Revenue Commissioners it is as likely to ...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 2: Stamp Duties (Continued)

I am sure the Minister read avidly the alternative budget we put forward and will know we also proposed an increase in commercial stamp duty. It is a very sensible move. It has been flagged in th...More Button

Amendment No. 2 proposes changing the timeframe from midnight tonight to 31 December 2017. Will the Minister comment on that because it will have an impact on the proposed revenue which could po...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 3: Intangible Assets

On the cap of the intellectual property that will be written off against profits at 80%, unfortunately, over the past several years, we have seen hundreds of billions of euro worth of intellectual ...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 3: Intangible Assets (Continued)

The 2018 tax strategy paper shows that claims for capital allowances for intangible assets increased from €2.7 billion in 2014 to almost €29 billion in 2015 due to the onshoring of intellectual pro...More Button

Public Services Card

Asked the Minister for Finance: the agencies within his remit that plan to make services or payments dependent on the public services card; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the value of the contract with a company (details supplied) to produce the public services card; the funding it has received to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the date on which the Data Sharing and Governance Bill will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when a school (details supplied) will receive approval for funding for new facilities.More Button

Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Asked the Minister for Health: the date on which the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will come into operation.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of times the expert group charged with developing the operational, clinical and practice guidelines for the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis has met; the dates on wh...More Button

Family Resource Centres

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans to reinstate funds to a centre (details supplied); and the cost of reinstating funding.More Button

Public Services Card Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the information that the public services card holds; and the information that the public services card has the capacity to hold.More Button

Traveller Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans to ensure that the overcrowding in an area (details supplied) is addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the oversight his Department has over Traveller engagement officer positions it funds; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that part of the Traveller engagement officer role includes a requ...More Button