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Pringle, Thomas

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Water Charges Administration

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he foresees a reduction in commercial water rates under Irish Water in view of the fact that the local authorities have been operating the polluter pays principle in relation to commercial water...More Button

It is very difficult to divine whether there is an answer to the question in that reply. I asked whether the Minister foresaw a reduction in charges to commercial water users under Irish Water. T...More Button

Given that the Commission for Energy Regulation will be setting the tariffs in the future, one of its roles will be to look at the cost-effectiveness of the service level agreements.More Button

Water Charges Administration (Continued)

Will it be within the remit of the Commission for Energy Regulation to consider the liberalisation of the provision of water services across the country?More Button

When service level agreements come up for renewal, will the Commission for Energy Regulation seek to tender them?More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Private Members]: Second Stage (Resumed)

I support the Bill. Many people have seen through the tax. They saw that the only reason it was introduced was to allow the Government to pay off debts to the IMF, ECB and European Commission. T...More Button

We must acknowledge that the registration rate has been very high. The Government should clap itself on the back for that. It has frightened, harassed and threatened people to the effect that i...More Button

I pay tribute to all those who resisted the household charge and the property tax as it was introduced. In particular, I pay tribute to the people of Donegal who resisted these unfair taxes toot...More Button

Local Authority Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide funding to local authorities to build specific instance houses in rural areas to accommodate families in rural communities acknowledging that they are a very cost effective way o...More Button