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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I am sharing time with three of my colleagues.More Button

Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire. Any Government spending in our economy is welcome and necessary right now. The only questions we need to ask about the package that has been announced by Government...More Button

I instance the tax rebate, in particular, relating to the Government's so-called stay and spend initiative. What it has essentially done is take what was a really positive and potentially hugely...More Button

Many of the businesses depending on such people investing and spending in their local communities or going on a short family break will not get the benefit of this scheme. Those consumers who can ...More Button

There is a crucial provision in the legislation that needs to be removed if it is to have an impact on counties such as mine. To avail of the stay and spend package businesses will need to be re...More Button

The one area of our economy that does not need to be stimulated is demand in housing. Most young people and families cannot get on to the property ladder because demand is too strong and does no...More Button

We always welcome a VAT reduction but the reduction from 23% to 21% will not be felt by consumers because most businesses will have to soak up any saving in this regard. A reduction for the hosp...More Button

The very notion of speaking about a stimulus package while removing money from the pockets of those who most need it does not make sense, and to suggest that over the course of this package we wi...More Button

Horticulture Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if the horticulture sector will be supported; if the mushroom production and processing industry and all related food production entities will have continued access to Irish peat which is an essent...More Button