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Troy, Robert

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

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

As a relatively new Member of this House, I am deeply frustrated and disappointed by the manner in which the Government has scheduled debate in the House this week. As an elected representative of...More Button

Admittedly a form of property tax was part of the original memorandum of understanding with the troika, but this Government has proven that the memorandum can be renegotiated. To its credit, the...More Button

When the Government parties drew up their 2011 election manifestos, what did they say? Fine Gael said "an annual recurring residential property tax on the family home is unfair". The Labour Par...More Button

My party's position has changed from where it was then. We believe this is a wrong tax at a wrong time. It is a tax on the family home which will hit struggling home owners at a time when they ...More Button

Let us look at the people who cannot pay this household tax. Figures released this week by the Central Bank show the true extent of the mortgage arrears crisis.More Button

One in four family home mortgages is either in arrears or has been restructured. The simple reality is that 180,000 mortgage holders are experiencing difficulties in repaying their mortgages. How...More Button

I have more to say about those who paid stamp duty or are in negative equity. This is a regressive tax. Take two houses in Mullingar valued at €150,000. In one house a family earns €20,000 per...More Button

The budget was regressive, just like the last one. Is the Government that out of touch with the people it purports to represent? We proposed a fairer route to recovery which involves taxing tho...More Button

The Minister is operating under an illusion.More Button