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Healy, Seamus

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010: Motion (Continued)

I will not be sharing time.More Button

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this motion. The extension of the Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010 is inadequate in terms of protecting the interests of Irish people, bank custom...More Button

More than €60 billion in borrowed public funds have been poured into failed Irish banks, for which the State - I should say Irish families - will have to pay €9 billion in debt service in 2013. ...More Button

Earlier this week we heard yet again that the rate of refusal of funding for small businesses has increased. This has led, and will continue to lead, to business closures and job losses. Every ...More Button

The claims that he has no power under the Act to force banks to reduce massive salaries and pensions to current and former bank executives. Currently, a retired chief executive officer of the Ba...More Button

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Rabbitte, recently stated that the promissory note in respect of Anglo Irish Bank, now, Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, wa...More Button

The Government sold 35% of Bank of Ireland to an American venture capital company for just over €1 billion. The State owns 15% of that bank, for which it paid €5 billion in terms of recapitalisa...More Button

Rather than extending this grossly inadequate Act, under which the Irish people are being swindled, legislation should be introduced to absorb the State-owned banks, Allied Irish Banks and Perman...More Button

This is not an ideological issue. It is the only practical way by which the people can get their money back if the banks become profitable again. It is the only way by which mortgage holders can ...More Button

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

This family home tax is draconian, anti-family double taxation, which represents a blunt and brutal assault on family incomes with no sense of fairness or equity. When in Opposition, the Taoiseach...More Button

Families have been hammered by this and the previous Government. They are being forced to pay for a recession the creation of which they had no hand, act or part in, and to pay this tax. These ...More Button

As stated previously, a recent credit union survey indicated that 1.85 million people in this country have less than €100 per week left after essential bills have been paid; 630,000, or 18% of pe...More Button

There is no link between ability to pay and payment of this tax and no exemption for low-income families. While the Bill provides for deferrals, it is a sham. Also, it is a deferral with a pena...More Button

It is proposed that local authority tenants and tenants of voluntary housing agencies will be liable for this tax. As other speakers have said, Respond! and other voluntary housing agencies have...More Button

There were other choices, many of which have been outlined in this House during the past month and even the past number of years. If the Labour Party had any sense of decency or commitment to th...More Button