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Healy-Rae, Michael

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 Nbr. 3


Leaders’ Questions

It will have to be some rush.More Button

Not in the post office.More Button

The Tánaiste mixed that one up.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Employment Levels

Fine Gael is in power now.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Parliamentary Reform

Farcical Friday.More Button

Order of Business

Does the Tánaiste intend bringing forward legislation to amend section 836 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997——More Button

This is promised legislation.More Button

That is the reason for my question.More Button

I am asking that question.More Button

I want to read a question. Does the Tánaiste intend to bring forward legislation to amend section 836 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997——More Button

——which provides for a tax deduction under section 114 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997——More Button

——in respect of the cost to Ministers of maintaining a second residence?More Button

This section provides for what is commonly known as the dual abode allowance for Ministers. The section as it currently stands appears to allow Ministers to claim a deduction for the household cha...More Button

I am perfectly entitled to ask this question.More Button

Why is that so?More Button

I am just asking if there was promised legislation.More Button

I asked a perfectly legitimate question.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Properties

Asked the Taoiseach: the number of buildings that his Department has rented in each county that are, at present, being fully utilised; the number of buildings [726]rented which are empty, id...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide a breakdown at today's prices of the amount of VAT, tax, charges and so on taken out of every €10 of diesel and petrol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding taxation issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Strategies

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Financial Services Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: his plans to ensure that persons will not be exposed to having to pay exorbitant rates of interest when they borrow money; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding student grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding small schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding survivor groups; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Public Service Reform

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Post Office Network

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding post offices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Election Management System

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the proposals he has with regard to reducing the voting age; when he proposes to introduce any changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the proposals, if any, and the elections in which immigrants would be allowed to vote in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will confirm or deny the recent media reports which state that the household charge will be taken directly from people’s pay packets or welfare payments; if so, when is he proposing to ...More Button

Written Answers - Water Services

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding building regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Harbours and Piers

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will issue a directive to all local authorities in the country asking them to ensure that no new proposed harbour by-laws would take away from the traditional use of our piers and harbours, s...More Button

Written Answers - Illegal Money Lenders

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to tackle illegal money lending (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Criminal Prosecutions

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons that were charged and subsequently prosecuted for illegal money lending between February 2010 and February 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons charged and subsequently prosecuted for illegal money lending between February 2011 and February 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons charged and subsequently prosecuted for illegal money lending between February 2009 and February 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Air Transport Service

Asked the Minister for Defence: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the Government jets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Animal Welfare

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will ensure that codes be introduced here covering the transportation of animals by cable car, that is, the transportation of animals on an aerial ropeway; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the agri-environment options scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding the safety of the flu vaccine Pandemrix; if it is actually in the public interest; his views on whether it should be banned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button