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Collins, Joan

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Budget Statement 2019 (Continued)

This is an election budget. There are no big giveaways, with just a little here and a little there, something for everyone in the audience. Listening to the Minister, one would think we did not h...More Button

This budget represents more of the same, namely, the maintenance of Ireland as a tax haven for multinationals and high wealth individuals. There was nothing concrete in the Minister's statement ...More Button

On housing, Government policy in this area has failed and will continue to fail. A policy reliant on private landlords and developers cannot resolve the housing crisis. The Department of Housin...More Button

On health, it is my belief that this Government has quietly shelved the Sláintecare proposals for reform and a phased introduction of free healthcare at the point of delivery and access for all, ...More Button

It is an absolute scandal that one day after the announcement of the nightmare facing the world in terms of climate change, the budget provides no increase in carbon tax. More Button

Joined-up thinking with long-term goals, together with public investment in housing, healthcare and childcare, would help to transform lives and challenge the problems of poverty and inequality i...More Button

Disability Support Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if the further €600,000 will be allocated to a group (details supplied) for its care centre in Dublin.More Button

Legislative Programme

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: when he plans to revert to the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to the wording of the Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Water in Public Ownership) (No...More Button