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Wallace, Mick

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Budget Statement 2019 (Continued)

This is the eighth budget since I became a Member. I suppose they have one thing in common in that they were very similar and none of them was inspiring. Little has changed in how budgets have be...More Button

I heard some people saying today that this was an election budget. I do not think so. After listening to Fianna Fáil kissing Paschal's feet, I would be surprised if this marriage made in heaven...More Button

The Minister told us today that, most importantly, this is a caring budget. One would have to wonder, "Caring for whom?"More Button

I come from Wexford, one of the most underprivileged areas of the country. Our unemployment rate is still 14%. We have significant challenges around mental health and all the other social probl...More Button

When they see deprived areas that need help such as Wexford, why was there nothing in the budget today to target them? Wexford is not the only one. In terms of deprivation, we are in the top th...More Button

I heard the Minister say that the Government is fully committed to supporting the sustainable development of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development.More Button

I am actually getting tired of hearing in here that the Government really cares about rural areas. It is wearing a bit thin. All Deputies from outside Dublin know many of the towns and villages a...More Button

A man said the following in 1909, almost 100 years ago:More Button

Financial Resolution No. 3: Value-Added Tax (Continued)

I declare that I have an interest in the restaurant industry. The Government does not understand how VAT affects the food and restaurant industry. Only the big restaurants will benefit from this....More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the sale prices and dates of sale for each lot that comprised the former St. Senan's Hospital and associated lands in Enniscorthy; if the moneys achieved by the sales were ring-fenced for mental he...More Button

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: when the Transport Infrastructure Ireland service station at the M11 site outside Gorey will open; the cost of building and maintaining the station to date by category and year; the estimated lost ...More Button