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Cullinane, David

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Financial Resolution No. 2: Excise - Mineral Oil Tax: Motion

In that spirit, I will keep my contribution to approximately two minutes in order to allow other Members in. I oppose the resolution on the basis that it includes an increase in the carbon tax. I...More Button

I am especially concerned for those who live in rural Ireland. They do not have access to public transport and, as such, depend on the car. I am concerned about older persons who need to heat t...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 3 - Value Added Tax: Motion (Continued)

It is fair to say that the hospitality sector has faced an economic tsunami. Everything and anything that can be done to support bars, restaurants and hotels should be done. Obviously I support t...More Button

I represent a party with 37 Deputies. I know that the Leas-Cheann Comhairle wants to allow as many speakers as possible to contribute but we had three or four speakers from a group with only six D...More Button

I understand that but we had four speakers from a group of six and I am representing a party of 37. I will finish by saying that much more needs to be done for the hotel and hospitality sector. W...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 4 - Corporation Tax: Motion (Continued)

I do not have the same concerns as the previous two speakers with regard to Financial Resolution No. 4. I see it as an anti-tax avoidance measure. In fact, a balancing charge is a means of making...More Button

What I do find interesting about this measure, however, is that it comes a number of days after my colleague, Teachta Doherty, was attacked by the Tánaiste for recommending exactly the same thing...More Button

That could have been used to better support our hospitality sector, spend more on public housing stock or for better services in health and other areas. More Button

It is the same with Financial Resolutions Nos. 5 and 6. They are also important measures. Over recent budgets, and again this evening, we have pointed out that the special assignee relief progr...More Button

We have seen a drip feed of measures, such as these, in the last several budgets. I welcome them and they are a welcome departure from the rhetoric we used to get from Fine Gael in recent years....More Button

What we are dealing with in these resolutions is closing tax loopholes. Deputy Doherty proposed closing a tax loophole that essentially allows for multinational companies to offset capital allowan...More Button

The Tánaiste rushed for his base instinct when he heard Deputy Doherty again advocate that a tax loophole, of which only multinational companies can avail, be closed. He got a rush of blood to t...More Button

If the Government had gone for that measure and taken in that €720 million, it would have been in a better position today to reverse some of the cuts it made over the last number of weeks to the ...More Button

Childcare Services

Asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration: the funding available to preschools for developing and maintaining premises; the funding opportunities that can be availed of; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Reports

Asked the Minister for Health: the date on which the National Adult Critical Care Capacity and Activity Census Report 2020 will be published.More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the use of Citywest; his plans to extend the contract; his plans for its future use; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the costs to date associated with Citywest; the projected future costs; the current and proposed future uses; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of patients waiting and wait times, including for diagnosis, on cardiac care wait lists in County Waterford in each of the years 2017 to 2019, inclusive, and to date in 2020; and if he w...More Button

Cancer Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of cancer referrals in the first nine months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of cancer diagnoses made in the first nine months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of cancer patients that saw a consultant in the first nine months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of cancer procedures by type conducted in the first nine months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of cancer surgeries made in the first nine months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of critical care beds available in the private healthcare system that would form part of a HSE deal with private sector hospitals to access their capacity in the event of a lack of publi...More Button

Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied).More Button