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Fitzpatrick, Peter

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Order of Business (Continued)

When can we expect the publication of the adoption (tracing and information) Bill which is to provide for an information and tracing service to applicants seeking information about adoption?More Button

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

A property tax is necessary to restore our public finances. We cannot continue to spend more money than we raise in taxes. We are borrowing approximately €1 billion per month and we still have to...More Button

A property tax is a form of wealth tax. Property is the main form of wealth for most people in this country and the best one to tax, as property cannot be moved abroad. A system of voluntary de...More Button

Sinn Féin's opposition to a property tax in the South does not appear to be shared in the North. While sitting in government in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin agreed to an increase in household rat...More Button