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Rabbitte, Pat

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Order of Business

It is proposed to take No. 17, motion re Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010, and No. 7, Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.

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Order of Business (Continued)

I am surprised by the comments of the two Deputies opposite. There cannot have been a more debated measure before Dáil Éireann for a very long time.More Button

This measure has been signalled for at least a year and debated up and down the country. I am especially surprised at Deputy Micheál Martin given that he negotiated it.More Button

Nothing that Mr. Angry from Donegal says surprises me. Anger, unfortunately, is not a policy and I look forward to multiple returns on the home tax from some of the Sinn Féin Deputies. However, i...More Button

In all my time in this House, I have never heard those in opposition object to leaving a gap between the end of the debate on Second Stage of a Bill and the beginning of Committee Stage in order th...More Button

As regards the request that we should meet on Monday-----More Button

As regards the request for a Monday sitting, the Government was happy to respond in that regard. It is also happy to put forward speakers for the debate on Monday.More Button

On the previous occasion on which Deputy Pearse Doherty sought a Monday sitting, there were no speakers put forward by the entire Opposition.More Button

Not one speaker was put forward.More Button

If those in opposition want to remain in their constituencies on Monday next, we will still put forward speakers in the normal way.More Button

Deputy Martin is not correct. The backdrop to the property tax was not the Honohan report. The backdrop to it was Fianna Fáil's surrender to the troika.More Button

Deputy Martin negotiated that surrender.More Button