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Crowe, Seán

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Private Members]: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

Many people, not just Sinn Féin Deputies or supporters, believe this tax is regressive, unfair and wrong and that it will create genuine hardship among people in the community. We know this crippl...More Button

Our domestic economy is in stagnation. This tax will reduce disposable incomes and have a negative effect on consumer spending and, in turn, jobs. Many people will pay this tax, have paid this ...More Button

The wealthy can afford to give more but we know from Government budgets that this is unlikely to happen. The wealthy are destined for more rewards. We hear Ministers on radio saying that they m...More Button

The lack of realistic exemptions shows the arbitrary and cruel nature of this tax. The Minister for Finance referred to income thresholds of €15,000 and €25,000, but this is just kicking the can d...More Button

The Government claims it has no choice but to place the blame at the door of Fianna Fáil and the troika. The troika wants this money, but it has told my party that ultimately this is the Governm...More Button

Local Authority Staff Numbers

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: in view of the fact that the local authorities have reduced their staff from 37,243 in 2008 to 28,268, if he will outline in tabular form the local authorities from which these reductions took plac...More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide an update on the progress made in introducing legislation to put in place a funding mechanism for the repairs needed to pyrite affected housing here.More Button

Overseas Development Aid Issues

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: further to Parliamentary Question No. 128 of 28 May 2013, in which he stated that 20% of Irish Aid’s expenditure is on hunger reduction, if he will specifically detail the way this is measured and ...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if Irish Aid reviewed Dóchas recently published Models of Agricultural Investment research paper; and if Irish Aid plans to implement any of the recommendations contained in this paper.More Button