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Coffey, Paudie

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Private Members]: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I am glad to have the opportunity to contribute to this debate. Regardless of whether we like it, the property tax is needed to maintain essential local services in our communities. This Bill is ...More Button

Fianna Fáil, the party that ran our economy onto the rocks, signed up for a property tax as part of the bailout terms it agreed with the troika. Now it is doing a U-turn for populist reasons. I...More Button

How would it pay for local services? It does not tell us. This is the great economic black hole that Sinn Féin has created. In the North it is happy to collect an average of £1,000 per household...More Button

Of course, Sinn Féin points the finger of blame up there at Westminster, while here it points it at the Irish Government. The party always puts it on the other hand and the other finger. This is ...More Button

What was the result? They were competing with each other. Sinn Féin was competing with the independent socialists, going into communities and telling people not to pay their taxes. Where are the...More Button

That is the ill-judged, populist politics in which Sinn Féin is engaging.More Button

The Sinn Féin Deputies come back in here and table parliamentary questions to Ministers in this House, encourage their local authority members to demand and insist on services and so forth, but the...More Button

That is the populism and the lack of leadership that Sinn Féin has and always will have.More Button

There was no sign of that in the party's budget.More Button

What is Deputy Tóibín's solution?More Button

Has Sinn Féin introduced any Bills up there to repeal rates?More Button

It is happy to spend them and claim the credit.More Button

Is that now the level of the Deputy’s debate?More Button

As if Sinn Féin has a monopoly.More Button

The Deputy's party blames Westminster for collecting it but it is happy to spend it.More Button

The Deputy is saying that Westminster is saying that. He is blaming Westminster for doing that.More Button

Priory Hall is not-----More Button

Do not worry about me at all.More Button

I represent working class people as well and I represent them well in government.More Button

Sinn Féin would send the troika home.More Button

The Deputy has all the bluster but no solutions.More Button