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Hayes, Tom

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

Deputy Clare Daly looks a little rattled.More Button

They got mixed up.More Button

What does this have to do with the property tax?More Button

The Deputy is getting mixed up. He should address the Micheál Martin tax instead of talking about something that has nothing to do with the Bill.More Button

Exactly.More Button

Everyone will pay the household tax.More Button

People with second and third homes will have to pay the tax.More Button

What rate would the Deputy suggest we impose on second homes?More Button

I am seeking clarification on the rate at which he would set the tax he is proposing.More Button

I am glad to have the opportunity to speak on the Bill. Many of us have concerns about the introduction of a tax such as this. Any extra tax that is introduced is bound to be unpopular, but the r...More Button

I would call it populist politics. In opposition in 1977, Fianna Fáil promised to abolish rates because it wanted to be popular. Nothing has changed in those years since 1977. Fianna Fáil, again...More Button

Am I not allowed the time lost when the quorum was called?More Button

I beg the Acting Chairman to give me more time because I want to make a second point. When people are paying a local charge it should be transparent, such that the work that needs to be done in th...More Button