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Byrne, Catherine

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

Including Deputy Mattie McGrath.More Button

The local property tax is important for supporting this economy and allowing our country to emerge from the current recession. The previous Government took the easy option of hiding the property t...More Button

The system of levying tax according to the value of a property is a fairer and easier way of collecting local taxes. This is the norm in other parts of the world, including in Northern Ireland a...More Button

It is also fair that, in respect of the household charge, the Revenue Commissioners will have the opportunity to bring some of that money back into the country's coffers. People who paid it in t...More Button

The Deputies opposite who encourage people not to pay this tax should remember they are the beneficiaries of State expenditure. Election to this House brings responsibilities and requires courag...More Button