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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Corporation Tax Regime

Asked the Minister for Finance: his plans to close corporate tax loopholes for special purpose vehicles, SPVs, real estate investment trusts, REITs, banks and corporations that are paying negligible amounts of tax as a result of ...More Button

The debate about the fiscal space is important in terms of knowing what we have available for public expenditure and investment. Regardless of what way one calculates it, however, there is not eno...More Button

I agree it is wide-ranging, but these tax expenditures and tax reliefs are the dirty great secret of the Irish economic story. They must be examined forensically to see if money being handed back ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his plans to establish a minimum effective corporate tax rate; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Corporation Tax Regime (Continued)

Yesterday, there were about 100 film workers protesting outside the Dáil for the second week in a row. Does the Minister know why they were protesting? They were there because €70 million is give...More Button

Migration Data

Asked the Taoiseach: the current rates of emigration.More Button

It is becoming increasingly apparent that there are shortages of skilled workers in a number of areas. I am forever hearing that the problem in dealing with the housing crisis is capacity, by whic...More Button

Migration Data (Continued)

We have to make it possible for them to stay here. Will the Minister of State comment on who is leaving? From the figures available from the CSO, it is clear who is leaving, namely, the 18 to mid...More Button

I find it hard to get my head around that 1979 peak, given the rather conservative attitudes towards sex the person in question had.More Button

The statistics do not break down those leaving by trade but by whether they are at work, unemployed, students or other. By far the biggest cohort is the “at work” category. Those working, who hav...More Button

At least we do not have the crazy xenophobes like they have in Britain and the racist far-right groups like they have in Europe who do not seem to understand that Europe needs people. At least, ...More Button

There are other people, however, who want to make a life here. These are people who were born, raised and educated here. They say they cannot do it and that it is simply not possible for them to ...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Provision (Continued)

I have been campaigning for social and affordable housing on the Shanganah site since it was closed down as a prison and transferred to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, before I was even elec...More Button

It is being held up by the Government's obsession with involving the private sector. This is messing everything up. It is tied up with questions of how to make money out of the site and to what...More Button

Now finally there is a consensus across all parties in Dún Laoghaire that this site should be 100% social and affordable. There is some debate about the balance between those two but we can work...More Button

As I said, the Shanganagh Castle site could deliver 540 social and affordable homes. I have been campaigning on the issue for six or seven years, but nothing is happening. Two of my colleagues, C...More Button

Will the Ministers please just do it and involve us?More Button

Tax Data

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of SPVs registered here in each of the past three years; the amount of tax paid by these companies; the amount of tax foregone due to particular tax breaks for SPVs; and if he will make ...More Button

Real Estate Investment Trusts

Asked the Minister for Finance: if all information with regard to tax foregone by REITs since their establishment will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tax Reliefs Availability

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will review corporate tax reliefs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Property Tax Review

Asked the Minister for Finance: if a review of the local property tax and its impact on increasing wealth inequality here will be produced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Working Family Payment Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 429 of 1 May 2018, the number of the 3,423 families in receipt of WFP in the public sector in each area, section or department; and if she will make a statemen...More Button