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Doherty, Pearse

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

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Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (Continued)

On Second Stage, I indicated that my party may have particular concerns about some of the taxation policies in this legislation. However, given that they are the continuation of existing policies,...More Button

From our point of view, we are proceeding on the basis of our understanding and the Minister has clarified that. I ask him to answer a further question which will bring additional clarity. Is the...More Button

I understand the Minister is not contemplating anything further than this. However, does the Department have a list of taxation measures that exist because Britain is part of the European Union, w...More Button

I accept the Minister's good faith in this regard. In the assessment of this legislation, has the Department identified taxation measures, which British residents or companies enjoy as a result of...More Button

Many of the points I wished to raise were covered by the Deputy McGrath. If I understand the Minister correctly, he is saying that he is not aware of what the British Government is planning to do ...More Button

Will the Minister outline the legal status? He stated that the duty free consequences across the Border were not deemed to be significant, but what would the legal status be in that scenario if th...More Button

I wish to return to the issue of the island of Ireland and the Minister's statement that duty free shops would be at airports and ports. In the context of a no-deal scenario, our island would have...More Button

Would that necessarily be done by our Revenue Commissioners? Could it be done by the British authorities? The Minister referred to the reduced potential of the cross-Border element, but the scena...More Button

In terms of section 67, and section 66, which is similar, is there any consumer risk to an individual who has a policy written by one of the insurance companies that is subject to the provisions of...More Button

What requirements, if any, will be on these companies to inform consumers, if any? Is that going to be left up to the Central Bank? If people are not following the ins and outs of this and do not...More Button

If a customer is not aware that a company is not authorised after the three year period, is there a risk there in the context of a potential claim during or after the three year period? Is there a...More Button

To follow up on the point made by Deputy Cullinane, many people are very angry at the idea that a green card will be required and they will have to hold on their vehicle an international insurance ...More Button

My insurance company emailed all of its policyholders about one and a half months ago telling us we needed to apply for a green card one month in advance of Brexit. I wanted to know what the pro...More Button

Most people in Donegal have very little awareness that this is the position and they are not applying for this insurance green card. One issue that aspect really annoys me, and one which the Tán...More Button

This is an area on which the Government, particularly the line Department, should receive genuine criticism for not having its homework and preparations done. This issue should never have arisen...More Button

Now, every motorist who crosses the Border will need to hold an international travel document. It is not acceptable, it is very poor and the Government must get its act together before 29 March.More Button

There is a common travel area. We can travel across the Border but we cannot take our cars-----More Button

-----without getting additional documentation.More Button

That is the point. This should have been dealt with along with the common travel area.More Button

People cannot get their hands on them.More Button

Insurance Industry Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: the legal framework that applies for the establishment of a mutual insurance fund; when this process was last reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment for Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Autism Support Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the counties in which applied behavioural analysis, ABA, programmes are being made available to families of children with autism, in tabular form; the number of hours under the programme delivered ...More Button

State Aid

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the lobbying that was undertaken by him and-or other Ministers regarding recent changes by the European Commission to de minimis and state aid rules that will allow higher State payments to farmers...More Button

National Broadband Plan Implementation

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the status of high-speed broadband in an area (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button