Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to

Collins, Joan

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Order of Business (Continued)

I also wish to object to the ordering of business for Monday. I am of the view that we should debate the property tax during Monday's sitting. As Deputy Martin indicated, the Thornhill report was...More Button

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

It has been said already that this is not a property tax. No matter how many times the Minister says otherwise, this is a tax on the family home and it will be known as a tax on the family home fo...More Button

It is a tax on low and moderate incomes. There is a section in the Bill giving powers to the Minister for Social Protection in order that tax can be deducted from welfare or State old age pensio...More Button

The Government spin on income tax is a joke. Whether a person's income is reduced by income tax or stealth tax is neither here nor there. One is still hit with the extra tax in one's pocket. T...More Button

The Minister has repeated the neoliberal mantra that a tax on high incomes is a tax on jobs but there is no evidence whatsoever to back up this claim. During the height of the post-war boom, a p...More Button