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Lawlor, Anthony

Friday, 11 December 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Continued)

Personal taxation depends on jobs and on people working.More Button

There would be no guarantee of that under Sinn Féin's policies.More Button

Sinn Féin wants to increase taxes.More Button

The Deputy should be asked to stick to the Bill.More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

Will Sinn Féin vote against this today?More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (Continued)

I find the hypocrisy of Sinn Féin extraordinary. It seeks the repeal of this tax, which it has been consistent about South of the Border, whereas North of the Border in Newry where Sinn Féin is in...More Button

Not on a lower tax basis.More Button

Sinn Féin has handed them back more.More Button

Will Sinn Féin remove the property tax in Northern Ireland?More Button

Will Sinn Féin remove the property tax in Northern Ireland?More Button

Let him say it, please.More Button

It is what it seeks to do down here.More Button

Sinn Féin was allowed to increase the rate.More Button

Sinn Féin has the right to increase the rate.More Button

The small man in the semi-D in Newry is being taxed higher because of Sinn Féin.More Button

Sinn Féin wants that system in the North of Ireland.More Button

I am very interested.More Button

I am very aware of this.More Button

Ramming of Garda Vehicles Bill 2015: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I congratulate Deputy Griffin on having his Bill debated in the House. For a long period, many of us have been looking for reform of the Dáil so that more backbenchers would have their Bills discu...More Button

I will make a number of comments on the Bill. There should be a minimum sentence for ramming Garda vehicles. We all talk about an upper limit of, for example, ten years but a mandatory minimum ...More Button

The Garda car is now the Garda office. In most rural areas, where Garda stations have been closed down, the Garda car is a garda's office. We are in the process of recruiting an additional 600 ...More Button

I welcome the addition of 600 gardaí but I ask the Minister of State to correspond with the Commissioner on this issue. Kildare is one of the most deprived areas in the country in terms of Garda...More Button

I welcome Deputy Griffin's Bill. We must protect gardaí who are doing their duty and protecting us against the criminal element, whether first-time or repeat offenders. We need to put in place ...More Button