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McGrath, Michael

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Search and Rescue Service

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide an update on his action plan to address concerns regarding maritime transport and marine emergency response; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Household Charge Collection

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 62 of 12 December 2012, if he will point out specifically where in the budget documentation the cessation of the household charge in 2013 is taken account of; ...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of properties that have been liable for the household charge in 2012; and the number that have actually paid the charge to date.More Button

Mortgage Debt

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of regulated financial institutions that have sold all or part of their mortgage loan books in the past three years; the protection that mortgage holders are entitled to when such sales ...More Button

Mortgage Interest Relief Application

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of mortgage customers whose mortgage interest relief has been stopped in 2012 due to arrears or non payment in respect of their mortgage; the guidelines he has issued regarding same; if ...More Button

Credit Unions Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: if lending restrictions have been applied to a credit union (details supplied) by the Central Bank of Ireland More Button

Promissory Note Negotiations

Asked the Minister for Finance: if an indicative timetable has been agreed with the European Central Bank in respect of ELA lending made by the Central Bank of Ireland to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation; and if he will make a s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if, in the absence of an agreement with the European Central Bank to restructure the liability, it is his intention to pay the €3.1 billion due to the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation on 31 March ...More Button

Mortgage Arrears Rate

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on the level of arrears across the buy-to-let mortgage book; the Government's strategy for dealing with the problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Banking Sector Redundancies

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide details of the number of AIB employees who have applied to avail of the voluntary redundancy scheme; the estimated total cost of the voluntary redundancy scheme; if he will confi...More Button

Banking Sector Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Finance: when he expects to have the Mercer report on remuneration levels within the covered institutions to hand; when he expects to make decisions in respect of same and when he plans to publish the repor...More Button

Fiscal Policy

Asked the Minister for Finance: the anticipated adjustment in budget 2014; if he will confirm the split between taxation and expenditure measures; and if he will confirm the amount of the adjustment that is already accounted for ...More Button

Additional Voluntary Contributions

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to his projection that allowing pre-retirement access to funded additional voluntary contributions will yield €100 million in 2013, if he will confirm the total value of draw down in 2013 u...More Button

Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide a detailed statement of the basis of the estimated yield in 2014 of €250 million from proposed changes to the maximum allowable pension fund; the persons he now intends to consul...More Button

Universal Social Charge Payments

Asked the Minister for Finance: the estimated number of pensioners that will be affected by the increase in the universal social charge for persons aged 70 years of age and over earning €60,000 or more.More Button

Alcohol Sales

Asked the Minister for Finance: the budget measures that specifically affect the off licence alcohol trade.More Button

Carbon Budget

Asked the Minister for Finance: the impact of the extension of carbon tax to solid fuels on the price of smokeless coal and non-smokeless coal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Exchequer Deficit

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide details of the Exchequer borrowing requirement in 2013 and 2014 taking into account cash on hand, projected Exchequer deficits and the maturity of Government bonds; and if he wil...More Button

Property Taxation Application

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of residential properties that he estimates will be liable for the local property tax; if this number is consistent with the number of properties that have been liable for the household ...More Button

Public Sector Pay

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: to show separately, the amount of money that would be saved if all increments across the public service were suspended in 2013; if all increments in respect of persons earning a basic salary of ove...More Button

Social Insurance Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the estimated number of workers here who will be affected in 2013 by the removal of the weekly PRSI allowance from full rate and modified rate PRSI contributions.More Button

Personal Debt

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when he expects to have the new Personal Insolvency Service up and running and dealing with individual cases; the number of individual cases the service will have the capacity to handle in 2013; hi...More Button

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide for each county in tabular form the number of applications received under his Department's 2012 sports capital grant programme; the number that were deemed invalid and the number...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will confirm when organisations who had applied under his Department's 2012 sports capital grant programme were officially informed that their application was invalid; if he will confirm the ...More Button