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Naughten, Denis

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Financial Resolution No. 2: Tobacco Products Tax (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this matter and I wish to deal specifically with Financial Resolution No. 1 concerning the tax on alcohol products. A detailed proposal was put to the Departm...More Button

There is a precedent for this. A few years ago, there was a proposal to increase excise duty on alcopops because of the health issues involved. At present, over half of Irish 16-years-olds have...More Button

The strategy examined minimum pricing and suggested that it should be introduced. It has already been introduced in Scotland. All it is doing here, however, is increasing the profits of the dri...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 5: Excise (Continued)

I want to speak on Financial Resolution No. 4 and the changes to agricultural relief.More Button

Farm families have suffered a 22% drop in income this year. Taking into account the changes to tax and PRSI that affect everyone in the economy, it will put major pressure on families throughout t...More Button

A further difficulty is that agricultural inflation is increasing. As a result, farmers are being short changed. Preliminary estimates for agricultural price indices for 2012 show energy costs ...More Button

We have an unregulated supermarket sector putting further pressure on farm gate prices and farmers are losing out on the double. I ask the Government to look at this again because farmers are be...More Button