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Broughan, Thomas P.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Financial Resolution No. 14: Capital Acquisitions Tax (Continued)

I concur with some of the comments Deputies have made on the resolutions. What does the Minister expect the measures in Financial Resolution No. 10 to yield? He indicated that Financial Resolutio...More Button

I concur with colleagues that since the introduction by the former Minister for Finance, Mr. Charlie McCreevy, of disastrous changes to the taxation system, we have been crawling back towards a s...More Button

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Gilmore, commented on the proposals made by the Opposition in respect of the budget. As the Minister, Deputy Quinn, will be aware, seven wee...More Button

I commend my Labour Party colleagues on the introduction of a measure to cap the value of pension contributions eligible for tax relief at €60,000. This was a significant victory for the Labour ...More Button

While there are positive aspects to the budget, in overall terms this is a sad day for the Labour Party. The Fine Gael Party set its priorities and ran rings around my party on many aspects of t...More Button

Some time ago, I suggested to the Minister for Finance that he establish a commission on top pay, similar to that which the Miliband brothers are seeking to establish in the United Kingdom. The Mi...More Button

Unless my valiant colleagues on the Labour Party benches can change the social welfare Bill, this day will remembered as the day the Labour Party cut €10 from child benefit. It will become a day...More Button

It is not rubbish. The Minister of State, Deputy White, is only a wet day in this House.More Button

I and the Minister were fighting elections 30 years ago when Deputy White was with another party.More Button

He was.More Button

The cuts announced in social welfare are a grave error and one which should be remedied before next week. As anyone who has been unemployed will agree, cutting jobseeker's benefit when people ar...More Button

On the measures taken in the Department of Education and Skills, it is not necessary to make promises before elections but if one does so, one should keep them. The Minister talked the talk and ...More Button

In health, people on home care packages face another year of anxiety. More Button

I am steering around to the fact that a section of the Labour Party-----More Button

I am speaking to the resolution on capital taxation.More Button

The hard road for Labour Party Deputies to take is to walk beside me but they have chosen to take the easy way out. The hard way is to stand up and be counted and to seek to form a Government led ...More Button

Tragically, it was Deputy Stagg who abandoned the Labour Party many years ago.More Button

There is another way. A section of the Labour Party, supported by many party members, put forward a proposal and argued that there is a different way, a Labour Party way. We could have achieved w...More Button

This is a joke.More Button

As we head into 2013, I ask my colleagues, who are the voice of the Labour Party, to stand up and be counted and stop kowtowing to Fine Gael. When the Minister was leader of the Labour Party - I p...More Button

Yes.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button