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Hayes, Brian

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

I will start by taking up the point just made by Deputy Collins. On my behalf and that of the Government, I wish to thank the Irish people for their extraordinary patience and compliance. Had any...More Button

As a society, a Government and a people, we need to chart a way forward. The point has already been made about the need to have a sustainable tax base. In that context, we should not forget one s...More Button

The task of the Government is to broaden the tax base and take in more taxes. In reducing the deficit we are doing that. More Button

Any party, including Sinn Féin, whatever about the nonsense of the debate yesterday and today, which proposes the abolition of a property tax will be laughed out of court. This country needs to ...More Button

We already have tax on work of approximately 52%, comprising a 41% basic top rate and 11% between USC and PRSI, on quite small amounts of income, namely, anything over €32,500. Are we seriously ...More Button

The Deputies opposite claim some of my colleagues never read their documents. I read them very closely and keep a very close eye on what they have to say. I would like to talk about what they h...More Button

At his Ard-Fheis, Deputy Doherty proposed the abolition of USC. Is that still the position of Sinn Féin? If it is, it will have to find another €985 million to make sure the figures stack up. ...More Button

On 12 November last Deputy Doherty published an explanatory memorandum rather than proposed legislation. Today I asked the Bills Office for a copy of his wealth tax Bill and was told it did not ...More Button

When Sinn Féin produces its pre-budget submission it does not start from what it said the previous year, rather, it starts from the hard measures the Deputies on this side of the House advocate a...More Button

Garda Stations Closures

The OPW is currently assessing the property options arising in respect of all closed Garda Stations including the former Garda Station in Kill of the Grange, Co. Dublin. The stated policy is to id...More Button

The OPW is currently assessing the property options arising in respect of all closed Garda Stations including the former Garda Station in Dalkey, Co. Dublin. The stated policy is to identify if ot...More Button