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Ross, Shane

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

That is correct. I am getting very tired and very used to hearing the Government saying that this particular tax is justified on the basis that is broadening the tax base. It is doing nothing of ...More Button

It was selected for one reason and one reason only: because the tax cannot be collected any other way. There will be resistance to the payment of this tax on the very justifiable basis that people...More Button

There will supposedly be what are called deferrals for those in great difficulty. The deferrals are a farce. They are only for individuals with an income of €15,000 or less a year or, in the ca...More Button

It is creating an albatross around the necks of pensioners, who will have to carry it until the day they die. It will force people to sell their houses because they cannot raise the cash to pay th...More Button

This is not a progressive tax but a retrograde one. No one, whatever his or her ideological position, has been fooled by the so-called mansion tax introduced by the Government simply as a sop to...More Button