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Pringle, Thomas

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Non-Use of Motor Vehicles Bill 2013: Second Stage (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this evening's debate on the Bill. As Deputy Healy has outlined, for most people living outside the major urban centres, a car is an essential mode of tr...More Button

It is important to examine why people avail of the system. The amount of retrospective declarations increased by 40% since 2008. It is no coincidence when we see that the bank guarantee took plac...More Button

This is highlighted in media reports on the major increase in the number of people taxing their cars for three months. They cannot afford to tax cars for one year anymore even though, over the c...More Button

It is interesting that the Bill recognises that the extra money will go to the local government fund. It is a sad sign of the times that the Government must state that in the Bill to ensure it d...More Button

I am concerned by section 7 of the Bill, which provides for a fee for the off-the-road declaration. The fee will not be implemented immediately but it should not be implemented at all. If peopl...More Button

The removal of the car tax and vehicle licensing function from local authorities is a retrograde step. Moving it to a single authority makes it seem as if we are centralising everything and with...More Button

National Internship Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if her attention has been drawn to the situation in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council owned Ballyogan Recycling Depot, aat which a number of persons have been taken on to the JobsBridge scheme ...More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: with regards to young homeless persons on the half rate social welfare payment who are trapped in emergency accommodation if she will consider proposals that will allow these young persons to acces...More Button