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Fleming, Tom

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Financial Resolution No. 15: General (Resumed) (Continued)

This is a totally regressive budget. It is an attack on the householder, the sick, the elderly and the families and children of Ireland. It has compounded the layers of austerity imposed in four ...More Button

The budget offers no hope to the hundreds of thousands of exiles who have left our shores over the past five or six years. It is likely that the exodus will accelerate after this week.More Button

The property tax is being introduced at the most inappropriate time, shortly after the property crash. The property market is still on the floor and prices have not even bottomed out yet. A num...More Button

The huge mortgage arrears crisis has gone out of control and the vast majority of people will not be able to pay the property tax. Up to date statistics indicate that 170,000 people are in arrea...More Button

The proposed format of the cut in child benefit is crude and cruel. A family of four children will suffer a reduction of up to €700 per annum. This is a hammer blow to the average Irish family....More Button

On the child benefit issue and with regard to the respite care grant, household benefits and medical cards, the Government will have to get back to the drawing board and consider reversing and am...More Button

The abolition of PRSI exemptions is a drastic decision. The reduction in the back-to-education allowance and the taxing of maternity benefit will drive families further into poverty. The threef...More Button

The means test for medical cards removes the allowance for the car to work - people are not even being allowed essential improvements to their homes because of the means test. With the weather con...More Button

Deportation Orders

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding a deportation order in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kerry.More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will consider providing additional staff and resources and roll out the interim community intervention team pilot scheme to all of County Kerry and support early discharges from Kerry General...More Button