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Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig, Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I cannot believe the Taoiseach pulled that one.More Button

We sought views from all the Departments.More Button

What about the Taoiseach's backbenchers? There are a few right-wingers there.More Button

We did.More Button

I see Deputy McGinley is getting uptight.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 9: Income Tax (Continued)

I welcome Financial Resolution No. 7. However, it is really disappointing what has happened in this respect in that, clearly, Fine Gael won the battle in the debate in terms of the wealthy paying ...More Button

My party put three proposals to the Government, as the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Gilmore, will be aware. The first was a 1% tax on assets worth more than €1 mil...More Button

The second was the third rate of tax, at 48%, which would have raised €365 million. The third was the standardising of discretionary tax reliefs that would have raised approximately €969 million. ...More Button

If the Government wants to dispute what the wealth tax raises, it should apply it in and let us see what it raises. The Government could have tested it and seen how many hundreds of millions it ...More Button

I seek clarification on Financial Resolution No. 8. The Tánaiste describes those concerned as employees. Are those who would benefit from that reduced rate directors or employees of companies? ...More Button

It would want a big tin of Brasso for sure.More Button

Deputy Boyd Barrett stated they would support it. Is Deputy McCarthy speaking of Fianna Fáil?More Button

We tabled parliamentary questions.More Button

That is where it is at in the Department of Finance.More Button

Deputy McCarthy is likening the Department of Finance to amateurs. That is what he is doing. It is terrible.More Button

Deputy McCarthy should withdraw that comment.More Button

He is now calling the Department of Finance officials clowns.More Button

Amateurs and clowns in the Department of Finance. The Minister for Finance, Deputy Noonan, might have to come into the House to make a statement.More Button

I am embarrassed by Deputy McCarthy referring to Department of Finance officials as clowns and amateurs.More Button

That is because the Leas-Cheann Comhairle told us to shut up.More Button

You should do stand-up. You are brilliant. I would pay to see you.More Button

The Tánaiste is bluffing and blustering. He is only fooling himself and his choir.More Button

What an absolute bluffer.More Button

Why is the Tánaiste raising his voice?More Button

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

We have concerns about Financial Resolutions Nos. 10 and 11. These will allow the Government to tax savings and use the revenue to pay for the promissory note. We need to encourage people to put ...More Button

With regard to Financial Resolutions Nos. 13 and 14, Sinn Féin proposed a 10% increase in capital gains and capital acquisitions tax, moving the rate from 30% to 40%. We proposed to reduce the t...More Button

It is a desperate chorus of people who were clearly defeated by Fine Gael in negotiations when that party clearly defended the interests of the wealthy. Fine Gael could have considered the reality...More Button

We will support Financial Resolutions Nos. 12 to 14, inclusive, begrudgingly. There was an opportunity to raise more than €300 million but the Government will raise approximately €100 million. ...More Button

That says it all.More Button

Let Deputy Broughan speak.More Button

The Fine Gael Deputies are delighted. Look at them. They are like Cheshire cats.More Button

He is still a member.More Button

No, but he is a member of the real Labour Party.More Button

Move it on.More Button

Government Deputies have been screaming and shouting all night long. The Ceann Comhairle is a bit late calling everyone to order now.More Button

Those Deputies have been like a choir. A very bad choir, at that.More Button

Frankfurt's way.More Button

My goodness. That is cynical.More Button

Deputy Donohoe is a happy man tonight. Fine Gael got its way. He should just enjoy his victory.More Button

Here we go again.More Button

Come on. What a speech.More Button

On a point of order, could Deputy Donohoe speak to the motion, please?More Button

Consistency, a Cheann Comhairle.More Button

I have a right to challenge decisions.More Button