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Troy, Robert

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Financial Resolution No. 2: General (Resumed) (Continued)

If there are, I will not be pulling them anyway.More Button

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate. It is the first budget of its kind and is not our desired outcome, but let no one think any different: the alternative was another general...More Button

I was amazed and shocked to look at the news on Monday night and see the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, finally wake up as he led his Independent Alliance colleagues into...More Button

If one considers the supply and confidence document, many of the positives that emanated from this budget were prescribed in that document earlier in the year, the increases to social welfare pay...More Button

We will have extra gardaí, but only during the last general election campaign the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Fitzgerald, said this would not be possible. We will have...More Button

Deputy Howlin said earlier today that he never saw the introduction of a budget without knowing the dates of certain measures contained in it. I remind Deputy Howlin that the previous leader of ...More Button

With a household income of €48,000, the subsidy is €8,000, but if the income is €1,000 more, the subsidy drops to €900, which is not fair and I hope the Minister will reconsider it.More Button

The capacity in the sector is another big issue the Minister needs to look at. We should never take away the autonomy of parents. I listened to the Minister, a woman for whom I have great respe...More Button

The biggest challenge and the greatest threat facing our economy at the moment is Brexit. There is huge disappointment among businesses that depend on exports at the Government's lack of respons...More Button

While I acknowledge that it is a moveable feast and we are facing two years of negotiations until we know the actual outcome, we should be putting in place now measures to support businesses thro...More Button

The strong pound in recent years has highlighted one critical weakness - how uncompetitive we have become. We have fallen from being the seventh or ninth most competitive country in 2011 to the ...More Button

I turn to my area of responsibility, namely, transport, tourism and sport. It is quite obvious that the Minister, Deputy Ross, the mute Minister in public, is just as mute when he sits at the Ca...More Button

The Minister clapped himself on the back earlier because he had secured a minuscule increase in road funding even though he knows that our national, regional and local roads are crumbling at the ...More Button

The Minister talked about reviewing airport capacity in 2018. Does he not know that Dublin Airport is already bursting at the seams for the want of the development of a second runway? What is h...More Button

Motor Tax

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that tax discs are not making it to their destination after they are dispatched from Shannon (details supplied).More Button