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Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig, Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

Remember the moment the Members opposite sat down on the Government benches at last after all the years out in the wilderness. At last they got their chance. The people had rejected with gusto Fi...More Button

The Government will not fool us because we have sat with the troika and asked them what the challenge is. The troika has said it is only interested in deficit reduction in the coming years, but ho...More Button

I do not think those on the Government side are stupid. They talk to businesses in their communities. They must see that the economy desperately needs a lift, stimulus, hope and positivity, yet...More Button

Then they come to us and talk about alternatives. We give the Government alternatives budget after budget, fully costed by the Department of Finance. What does the Government need? Some €365 m...More Button

The Government can be sure of this: it may have forced the hound-dogs of Revenue onto the people and brought in the legislation, and the people might be paying the tax reluctantly now, but they wil...More Button

They will have their say, and the smirks will be wiped off the Government faces something beautiful. I look forward to that day.More Button

I look forward to the day of retribution when all the hope and all the lies those in government told and all the promises they broke come back to kick them in the backside. They have it coming to ...More Button

Here is the final mix.More Button

I understand Fine Gael, and we know all about those in Fianna Fáil who say that we cannot pay this tax now but they have no alternatives and no commitments.More Button

Anyway, what the hell is going on with the Labour Party? A documentary has been made called "Labour's Way". It reminds every Labour Party member of the great mistakes they made in the past, inclu...More Button

Local Authority Housing Maintenance

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if his attention has been drawn to the conditions being experienced by many low paid or unemployed private rental tenants especially in Dublin's inner city as highlighted by reports from the RIAI a...More Button

Fire Service Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will outline in tabular form the funding his Department allocated to each local authority for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013 for their respective fire service.More Button