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Ferris, Anne

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3


Topical Issue Debate - Tax Reliefs

I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak on this issue, as it is one that affects thousands of people around the country, not least in my home constituency of Wicklow, and has recently been hi...More Button

These past few years have been difficult for many home owners who are struggling to keep their heads above water. I have been contacted repeatedly by constituents from Bray to Greystones and from ...More Button

The Government, I know, is doing what it can to help people caught in these untenable situations. I have in past times welcomed such initiatives as were contained in the Keane report, and I look f...More Button

Last week I heard from a young couple in Blessington who are in severe financial difficulty. The man was employed in the construction industry and was earning great money during the boom. The wom...More Button

I have a number of questions for the Minister. Why has the situation arisen whereby the computer systems of the Revenue Commissioners are not in co-ordination with those of the banks? How is it t...More Button

Can the Minister confirm which financial institutions have passed on the interim rate of 25%? Can he say why most customers who have been switched to the interim rate have not been informed of the...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply, but he did not answer any of my questions. I referred to the recent media reports that people who were due to get their mortgage interest relief increased to 30...More Button

These people cannot afford to wait month by month. They are now being told by the banks and the Revenue Commissioners that it could take two or three months for the problem to be sorted. People t...More Button

People’s opinion of the banks is at a very low ebb, and has been for some time. Why have the banks not implemented the mortgage interest relief?More Button

I appreciate that.More Button

I thank the Minister.More Button

International Agreements: Motion

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International Co-operation: Motion

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