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Grealish, Noel

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

Deputy Bannon voted for the guillotine.More Button

I will be brief because I am aware there are many amendments and many Members have touched on many of the issues already. I want to touch on a few matters regarding this Bill.More Button

The introduction of this property tax will be one of the biggest issues facing this Government. There are families - I am not sure whether the Minister's colleagues come across this but we on th...More Button

This week alone, a married couple came into my office worrying about their three children. This was a middle-class couple, both of whom were working and at the end of the month, with everything ...More Button

These are law abiding citizens. They do not want to break the law. They want to be in the position to pay their taxes. They want to be in the position to put their children through school and ...More Button

The Minister cannot cut his way out of recession. The only way one can get out of recession is to spend one's way out. The Minister is taking money out of the economy, people are not spending a...More Button

The Minister spoke of deducting this at source from they pay. What about those who are in rented houses where the landlord is supposed to pay? Will they get away with this and the landlord not ...More Button

As many Members stated here, why must this Bill be guillotined tonight? While seated on the other side of the House on many occasions I saw the Members opposite expressing outrage when guillotin...More Button

There was mention that we would see improved services in the local authorities. We will not. I am aware that one local authority stated that if it got extra funding, it would use it to pay off ...More Button

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Varadkar, stated that if one wanted one's estate road tarred or side road tarred, the locals would have to pay towards that as well - he is p...More Button

I have other issues that I hope to raise during the course of the Bill. I ask the Minister not to guillotine this Bill tonight and to listen to the Members on this side of the House.More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages

Give us more time then.More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (Continued)

Some of it.More Button

The Minister increased VAT.More Button

What about the sheriff?More Button

These operators are getting away from the Revenue as well.More Button

I will be brief, but I am disappointed that there will not be an opportunity for the Minister to reply in light of the guillotine at 11 p.m. and the fact that other Members have indicated they wish...More Button

The Minister said the Revenue Commissioners could pursue landlords for the household charge. What about rogue landlords? What is to stop rogue landlords from claiming that the value of a property...More Button

Give us another half hour.More Button

We will support that.More Button

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the reason a football club (details supplied) in County Galway was not successful in its recent application for a sports capital grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the reason a football club (details supplied) in County Galway were not successful in their recent application for a sports capital grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button