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McGrath, Mattie

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The Taoiseach could have fooled us.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Yes, big boot tactics.More Button

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

The angry man of the previous Dáil.More Button

They will not forget Deputy Bannon either.More Button

Deputy Bannon himself is a reject.More Button

What about the big farmers up the tree-lined avenues?More Button

Bring in the sheriff.More Button

The Revenue Commissioners' sheriff.More Button

I did not know Deputy Bannon did fear.More Button

The big houses and small farmers.More Button

They are now being robbed for the lead.More Button

The landed gentry.More Button

Theft is illegal.More Button

I am pleased to speak on Section 1 of the Bill but I am very disappointed that the Minister is guillotining this measure. When the Minister was on the opposition benches, he was constantly objecti...More Button

If I were the Minister, I would be extremely worried. He is a long-serving Deputy in the House - a lot longer than myself - but there is not a sinner on the Government benches, not a solitary Me...More Button

This is not funny. How can the Minister introduce this measure? As Deputy Donnelly said, it gives the lie to Deputies who say they are voting for this because they can influence the Government ...More Button

I have been dealing with Revenue for 30 years, now going on for 31 years, and have yet to get a deferral from it. Moreover, if one gets a deferral, one will have the luxury of getting a 4% incre...More Button

In what world is the Minister living? I note Deputy Durkan has arrived in the Chamber and am glad someone has come to support the Minister. The Deputy also has been in this House for a long tim...More Button

I make the following point to the Minister and his officials, for whom I have no personal disrespect. Some of the mandarins in the Department of Finance, who are isolated and insulated, drew up ...More Button

I acknowledge I am well away from it but as a guillotine has been imposed, all bets are off as far as I am concerned.More Button

The biggest bet on this one-----More Button

I wish to leave time for my colleague.More Button

I am nearly finished. Noiméid amháin má's é do thoil é.More Button

I am glad that one or two more Government Members have arrived. The Minister should be aware that the public is watching this debate and with no disrespect to him, how does he intend to get bloo...More Button

I appeal to the Minister not to bring in this Bill and not to guillotine it tonight because the Minister and I both know what will happen. The people cannot pay. They are a proud people who lik...More Button

Thank Santa Claus.More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages

Lift the guillotine.More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (Continued)

It is like Shaws - almost nationwide.More Button

We have heard that before.More Button

But you have indirectly.More Button

Will the Minister tax the crèche too? He taxed the hearse so he will probably tax the crèche.More Button

What happened when Michael Collins came back?More Button

What?More Button

Work?More Button

The Minister is being deluded by the officials beside him.More Button

Richie Ruin is back.More Button

Yes.More Button

Yes. They are adding to ordinary people's misery. They are paying tax already.More Button

They are doing a good job of it.More Button

And the sheriff as well.More Button

Who values them?More Button

On top of one's mortgage.More Button

How would they pay?More Button

Add them all up.More Button

The heavy gang is back.More Button

The heavy gang is back. Former Minister for Justice, Mr. Paddy Cooney, is back.More Button

Sorry.More Button

I have backed them all my life.More Button

I paid them too.More Button

I do not want the sheriff going near their doors. Will the Minister send the sheriff in as well?More Button

One would nearly think it.More Button

The Minister is a waffler.More Button

It is not grá mo chroí rhetoric; it is factual.More Button

I am not. The Minister would not want to be moving with the crowd behind him. He has not many of them.More Button

Tax Rebates

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the proposed fuel rebate scheme for road hauliers will apply to agricultural contractors; if he will consider a proposal to extend the scheme to agricultural contractors; if his attention has be...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reasons a fuel rebate scheme for road hauliers cannot be introduced on 1 January 2013; if he is concerned that jobs and businesses may be lost in the sector due to the late introduction of the ...More Button

Property Taxation Exemptions

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the unfinished housing estates that were exempt from the household charge will be exempt from the new local property tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Crime Prevention

Asked the Minister for Finance: the steps he will take to penalise criminals involved in the sale and supply of laundered, illegal or counterfeit products such as diesel, tobacco and clothing; if he has considered increasing the ...More Button

Departmental Contracts

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if any concerns have been conveyed to him in relation to non-payment, underpayment or late payment for work done on projects funded by his Department since his appointment in March 2011.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if any concerns have been conveyed to him in relation to non-payment, underpayment or late payment for work done on projects funded by his Department since his appointment in March 2011.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if any concerns have been conveyed to him in relation to non-payment, underpayment or late payment for work done on projects funded by his Department since his appointment in March 2011.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if any concerns have been conveyed to him in relation to non-payment, underpayment or late payment for work done on projects funded by his Department since his appointment in March 2011.More Button

EU Presidency Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he has responded to the offer from an airline (details supplied) dated 20 September 2012, to offer an opportunity for the Irish EU Presidency to reduce the cost of the travel for politicians and...More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the organisations, bodies or persons with whom he has consulted with in relation to the Construction Contracts Bill 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the steps he has taken to address the issues proposed by this Deputy in the Private Members Bill Precious Metal Dealers Bill 2011, which was an effort to regulate the cash for gold and cash for scr...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to amend the law in relation the involuntary admission; the feedback that has been provided to those who made submissions to the Mental Health Commission in relation to this matter; and i...More Button

Garda Stations Closures

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will itemise the amount of money saved, in tabular form, from the closure of each of the following Garda stations in County Tipperary (details supplied); if he has asked the Garda Commissione...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the impact of his decision to close a further 100 Garda stations in tackling the problem of sale and supply of laundered, illegal or counterfeit products such as diesel, tobacco and clothing; his v...More Button

Health Services Staff Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will clarify reports that the Health Service Executive has announced a tender for 35 external leadership coaches; the proposed cost of such coaches and the budget from which this cost will be...More Button