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Kenny, Enda

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions

Deputy Martin has returned to this on a number of occasions. I am looking at the page here. I see somebody's writing that states "Taois", and then "Taoiseach" and "Tánais...More Button

-----as distinct from locations that he would have determined by the expanded criteria that he set out.

  Deputy Martin has been going on about this for a long time. He may take...More Button

I have got it here.More Button

Stroked out, "Taoiseach" and "Tánaiste". Deputy Martin is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.More Button

What I am interested in, and what you should be interested in-----More Button

-----is seeing that the foundations for these primary care centres are cut, contracts are put in place, workers are employed to build them and the patients and citizens of the country can have firs...More Button

We need a great deal more than the 20 mentioned, and that will get through from the expanded list of 35, as Deputy Martin will be aware. He himself was involved as Minister for Health at a time ...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

First of all, I do not cast any aspersions on Labour Party Ministers about what they do or do not do. They are part of a Government that is focused on rectifying our economy, putting smacht again ...More Button

Second, the Deputy should not come in here and claim that I have told lies to the House about this matter.More Button

The function of my interest in this is that it was part of the economic stimulus package of €2.5 billion introduced by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. It included health areas, edu...More Button

I agreed with the Minister, Deputy Reilly, that instead of having a list of just 20-----More Button

I am glad Deputy Martin got all the information.More Button

There was a time when Deputy Martin sat on this side of the House and refused to give any information.More Button

I am glad Deputy Martin got all the information.More Button

I hope the Deputy reads it. There was a time when he was on the Government benches and refused to acknowledge that he left behind him a budgetary deficit of €646 million in the Department of Health.More Button

Everybody in this House shares the view and objective of restructuring and re-engineering the scale of bank debt that was inherited following the incompetence of the previous Administration. It is...More Button

In regard to drafting the budget, I listened to Sinn Féin's proposals which do not want to touch anything. They seem to have a mythical figure of taxes that will run the country and protect ever...More Button

Everybody in this country knows we face a very challenging time. The Deputy asked me if this budget has been poverty-proofed and I was asked this question yesterday also. In so far as we can, we ...More Button

As Deputy Adams well knows, it is not by any means the harbinger saying we are through all of this. There are challenges ahead but we are moving in the right direction. Our people around the coun...More Button

Deputy Adams comes in here every day and makes the same argument.More Button

There has been a long tradition here in the country that in the run-in to budgets, all parties are entitled to submit their claims for alternative budgets to the Department of Finance to be assesse...More Button

Consequently, it ill behoves Deputy Adams-----More Button

It ill behoves Deputy Adams to come to this Chamber and castigate the Labour Party or anyone else.More Button

While Sinn Féin can have its rows with Fianna Fáil if it wishes, the test for Deputy Adams and his party was why they did not submit their alternative budgetary propositions to the Department to ha...More Button

Deputy Adams should be clear about the following point. Members should see all those young people in the Visitors Gallery. When those young people grow up and become adults in this country, the G...More Button

----- and that we never again will have a situation in which the Government runs riot with the people's money. The Government seeks to have restored that good health to the economy in order that i...More Button

The Government seeks to protect those front-line services and those who are vulnerable in as fair a way as it can.More Button

This is the reason that if, for example, Deputy Adams has decided there is an alternative to a property tax, it means one loads on income taxes, as well as taxes on work, and that will not help in ...More Button

Local people wish to see good competent government delivering in their interests.More Button

The next time, Sinn Féin should send its proposals over to the Department of Finance-----More Button

----- to have them costed and then Deputy Adams will see how daft they are.More Button

The answer to that question is "No". I thought Deputy Ross was one of the four angry men going around the country.More Button

I am not sure how well the show was going-----More Button

I wish him the best of luck with it. The Deputy is well aware that the position of Greece is very different to that of this country. We have a particular request, which is what I referred to when...More Button

The Government is in discussion and negotiations with the European Central Back about the question of the promissory notes. As has been outlined by the Minister for Finance, the next payment is du...More Button

We have set out our position. The requirement of the programme that we, as a country, are in requires that a property tax be introduced. The Minister for Finance will give the details of that tod...More Button

The alternative is to increase income tax and put taxes on work.More Button

That is not the direction in which we want to go. Some 20,000 new jobs were created in the past 12 months in the private sector.More Button

There are signs of confidence, as I have noted, in the economy.More Button

They are by no means the be all and end all but the fact is that Bank of Ireland was able to raise €1 billion without a guarantee and AIB is also out raising money without the State guarantee. The...More Button

The live register for November will be 2,895 lower than the October level and 12,290 lower than the November 2011 total.More Button

Less than half of the fall is attributable to increases in the numbers on the Tús and JobBridge scheme over the past 12 months. The figure is 7,500 lower than the November 2010 total. The seasona...More Button

We are beginning to go in the right direction and we want to build on that with today's budget. The property tax to be outlined by the Minister for Finance today will be of benefit to the people i...More Button

Middle Ireland has risen to this challenge. We must get through the challenging period ahead and beyond that there will be an opportunity to grow our economy, continue to attract investment and ...More Button

Order of Business

It is proposed to take No. 79, motion re disability funding and services (resumed); and No. 19, Budget Statement and the financial motions by the Minister for Finance, which shall be taken today at...More Button

It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. tonight and the motion for the General Financial Resolution shall be moved not later than 12...More Button

It will be finished before the Houses rise for Christmas.More Button

There are details in setting up the new agency. The director has been appointed and the date has been fixed for it to commence operations. For that to happen, the Bill must go through the system ...More Button

I cannot give the Deputy an answer. He raised the question yesterday and I put a query into the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. I will give the Deputy the details of the current po...More Button

The Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Bill 2011 is on Committee Stage. I answered the question for Deputy McGrath yesterday.More Button

The Deputy has raised an important issue. I will ask the Whip to raise the matter and see what the current position is of the code of conduct. The issue has been reported to me from the streets r...More Button

There is no date fixed for the publication of the courts (consolidation and reform) Bill. The control of alcohol Bill is being dealt with by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Shatter, ...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

We should have a discussion about this matter. I understand the site in question was chosen on the basis of information on tides and sea lanes provided by the Marine Institute. As the Deputy is a...More Button

Funding for Disability Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]

  The following motion was moved by Deputy Billy Kelleher on Tuesday, 4 December 2012:More Button

  Debate resumed on amendment No. 1:More Button

Budget Statement 2013 (Continued)

It is the consequence of Fianna Fáil's approach.More Button

The Deputy's leader is nodding off.More Button

This is the vampire comment.More Button

I am smirking at the Deputy's leader.More Button

It is a lie.More Button

It is a pity that Sinn Féin did not give Jerry McCabe a chance with its carry on.More Button

Robbing the people.More Button

It is a bit different from the army council.More Button

Financial Resolutions 2013

I move the following Financial Resolutions:More Button

Financial Resolution No. 1: Alcohol Products Tax

(1) THAT for the purposes of the tax charged by virtue of section 75 of the Finance Act 2003 (No. 3 of 2003), that Act be amended, with effect as on and from 6 December 2012, by substituting the fo...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 2: Tobacco Products Tax

   (1) THAT for the purposes of the tax charged by virtue of section 72 of the Finance Act 2005 (No. 5 of 2005), that Act be amended, with effect as on and from 6 December 2012, by s...More Button

 Financial Resolution No.1 provides for increases with effect from midnight tonight in the rates of alcohol products taxed across the full range of alcohol products. The increases when VAT is...More Button

Financial Resolutions 2013 (Resumed)

I move the following Financial Resolutions:More Button

Financial Resolution No. 3: Vehicle Registration Tax

    (1) THAT section 132 of the Finance Act 1992 (No. 9 of 1992), which provides for the charging of excise duty (vehicle registration tax), be amended in subsection (3) –
      (a) in paragraph (d)(i...More Button

      Financial Resolution No. 5: Excise

      (1)THAT in this Resolution –

                                &n...More Button

      Financial Resolution No. 3 is intended to do two things, namely, provide for the amendment of section 132(3) of the Finance Act 1992 to provide for the introduction, from 1 January 2013, of revised...More Button

      The proposed changes announced by the Minister today are for increases across most categories of vehicle ranging from 0% to 4%. The Minister is also taking the opportunity, following the consult...More Button

      It is anticipated that the proposed increases will raise some €50 million for the Exchequer over a full year. This is an immediate and necessary measure towards deficit reduction. The inclusion...More Button

      Financial Resolution No. 4 provides for a reduction in the farmers' VAT flat rate addition for unregistered farmers from 5.2% to 4.8% with effect from 1 January 2013. The flat rate scheme is a s...More Button

      The flat rate scheme is governed by European Union VAT law and is reviewed annually by reference to macroeconomic data for the preceding three years on agricultural production and agricultural in...More Button

      Financial Resolution No. 5 provides for the amendment of the Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act 1952 and Finance (No. 2) Act 1992 in relation to rates of motor tax and fees for trade licence ...More Button

      Financial Resolution No. 5: Excise (Continued)

      The new rates will apply to motor tax discs and trade licences taken out from tonight for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013.

        The House will note that I have just ref...More Button

      Introducing banding between 80 g and 120 g of CO2 per kilometre allows us to strengthen the environmental incentive to lower emissions cars while addressing the fiscal gap. The inc...More Button

      Doha.More Button

      Understood.More Button