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O'Reilly, Joe

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Continued)

A reasonable bystander in the Gallery this afternoon could only be struck by the hypocrisy and cynicism of the people speaking on the Opposition benches and by the quality of their debating skills.More Button

In listening to Sinn Féin they will be aware that it supports the average £1,000 per annum property tax in the North. They will also be aware that Fianna Fáil accepted the concept of a property ta...More Button

Deputy Michael Lowry asked how people would know how much they were to pay. There will be a direction from the Revenue Commissioners in this regard. The reason a site tax would not be inequitab...More Button

While this proposal is not perfect and will require tweaking and monitoring, it is an attempt to achieve a progressive system of taxation and give teeth to local government. It is a real attempt...More Button

In this House we have a moral responsibility to face up to the facts. We are either going to correct the finances and give future generations an opportunity or squander it on the face of opportuni...More Button