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O'Dowd, Fergus

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Financial Resolution No. 15: General (Resumed) (Continued)

Is dóigh liom go bhfuil an buiséad seo féaráilte, cé nach bhfuil aon dabht ach go bhfuil sé crua ar a lán daoine. Táimid ag troid ar feadh blianta anois chun fostaíocht a chruthú agus chun postann...More Button

In many ways this budget is the watershed for really tough decisions. With every euro coming to the tax coffers, approximately 82 cent is spent by three different Departments. The Department of...More Button

We are looking to the future and the creation of jobs. In my constituency we have been lucky in the past number of years and this year in particular because we have created jobs. In my home tow...More Button

One of the key points about the budget is that there is no change in corporation tax, which remains at 12.5%.More Button

Long may that be the case.More Button

As my colleagues noted, the burden of the budget is falling on people in a manner proportionate to their income. In other words, the greater one's salary, the more tax one pays. Speakers have r...More Button

The property tax will deliver greater accountability and democracy in local government because from 2015 onwards local authorities will have the power to levy local charges to improve their local...More Button

This Government did not create the current appalling financial mess but was elected to deal with it. Our role is not to be popular but to do a job. We are fighting to get out of the current mes...More Button

Inland Fisheries Issues

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is a National Body, formed in July 2010 from an amalgamation of the former Central Fisheries Board and the 7 Regional Fisheries Boards. The establishment of IFI has ...More Button

IFI has developed a proposal in relation to the overall future structure of the inland fisheries service. This proposal was developed in line with the requirements of the Workforce Planning Fram...More Button