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O'Sullivan, Maureen

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Financial Resolution No. 15: General (Resumed) (Continued)

I propose to share time with Deputy Joan Collins and Deputy Tom Fleming. I listened to the tones of assurance and confidence with which Ministers spoke yesterday and the conviction that the decisi...More Button

The reduction in child benefit is particularly hard because it is not fair. It targets everyone the same, regardless of their circumstances. The sum of €10 will hit the less well off much harde...More Button

With regard to corporation tax, no one wants to drive multinationals out of the country but we want multinational companies making billions in profits to pay their fair share of tax. If we are i...More Button

Yesterday, the European Commission presented a package to fight tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance by multinationals. It estimates that European countries lose €1 trillion in much-needed r...More Button

Despite submissions from reputable organisations and a report by the Commission on Taxation in 2009, the site value tax was not considered. If the recommendations in the Kenny report of 1973 had...More Button

The Minister mentioned seeking targeted incentives in already identified regeneration areas. Three such areas exist in Dublin Central: O'Devaney Gardens, Dominick Street and Croke Villas. Regen...More Button

We should have a draft budget some months before in order that we can have a real debate. There should be equality proofing in order that there is social impact analysis alongside each spending ...More Button

The building of youth facilities will take people out of St. Patrick's Institution. Where are the resources to ensure they do not end up in those places? We note the proposed changes and the in...More Button