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Donohoe, Paschal

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

Is it any coincidence that Ireland is one of the few countries in the world that does not have a non-transaction-based property tax and is also a country with one of the biggest banking collapses, ...More Button

Many in the Opposition have said this tax will have an impact on family homes and on families who are already under terrible strain and difficulty. The Government has an obligation to provide pu...More Button

I welcome several aspects of the proposed property tax, but I also have some concerns and observations that I would like addressed. As far as positives go, I welcome the role of the Revenue Commis...More Button

On the other side of the coin, I have several concerns regarding the provisions of the Bill. Before setting them out briefly, I am anxious to move away from the notion which some of my colleague...More Button

My first concern regarding the proposed tax is that it will inevitably cause difficulty for people who purchased their homes at a very high price. In this context, I would like to see the date a...More Button