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Murphy, Paul

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Tax Avoidance

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on a recent study (details supplied) which has concluded that Ireland is the world's largest tax haven; the measures he will take to close tax loopholes and stop aggressive tax planning i...More Button

I ask the Minister to recognise the writing on the wall and to accept the reality that Ireland is a major corporate conduit tax haven. I ask him to accept the points made in the paper, "The Missin...More Button

Tax Avoidance (Continued)

Diarmaid Ferriter put it well in The Irish Times when he said that if the Department of Finance were to be believed, there must be an awful lot of eejits slaving away on academic resear...More Button

Butter would not melt in the Minister's mouth. These companies are simply super-productive and it is all down to the workers. That is not true and the Minister knows it. I am defensive of those ...More Button

European Stability Programmes

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on the European Commission's country specific recommendations in relation to aggressive tax planning, pension reforms and healthcare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

Yes.More Button

Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Second and Subsequent Stages (Continued)

We support the Bill. We support providing carers with access to medical cards but it is peanuts compared with the extent of unpaid labour of the estimated 360,000 carers, as Deputy Penrose said. ...More Button

Care Alliance Ireland produced an estimate of the unpaid labour of those carers based on paying them the living wage of close to €12 an hour. It estimated the total saving on behalf of the State...More Button

The way carers are treated appallingly relates directly to cutbacks and the absence of investment over the past ten years or so in the context of an increasing need for carers. It also relates t...More Button

The impact of that is immense.More Button

Apart from the financial strain on people working for free, 50% report feeling emotionally, physically and mentally drained from the role and pressure of being a carer. Over half reported physical...More Button

We support the Bill. We will seek to strengthen the Bill by supporting both of the amendments on Committee Stage. There is a much bigger and more fundamental change needed here in how care is p...More Button

Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage (Continued)

I will share my time with Deputy Bríd Smith. I welcome the Bill. It is very late but I welcome it on behalf of the LGBTQ+ parents who will have their rights as parents acknowledged and those of t...More Button

They are left in the same legal limbo for the moment, until the other legislation is brought forward.More Button

The other key issues relate to clinics outside the State, which are not being covered in some circumstances, and to retrospective recognition of the myriad circumstances in which same-sex parents...More Button

Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018: Committee and Remaining Stages (Continued)

If, when the original Act was passed, we had included the need for a report within six months of commencement of Parts 2 and 3 of the Act, we would be in a different situation now because presumabl...More Button

The issue dealt with in subsection (b) of the amendment is probably the most substantive of the points in the report. We understand the situation with subsection (a): it is an attempt to put pol...More Button

Subsection (b) refers to procedures "outside the State or otherwise outside the remit of the Act". In particular that deals with the issue of home inseminations which is not dealt with by the or...More Button

Within six months.More Button

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017: Report Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I will be brief because I am anxious that we proceed with this important Bill. I must say, however, that the Government's amendment is quite outrageous. If it passes, which will obviously depend ...More Button

It is extremely simple. The Minister's argument on having to offer hours to a different worker who is not qualified is patently ridiculous. I am sure she knows that is the case. This is about ...More Button

IBEC must have contacted the Deputy.More Button

That is not what the Deputy said a few minutes ago.More Button

We can only judge the Minister's intentions by her actions, which are reflected in the amendment before us. That amendment is to delete the right of part-time employees to get surplus hours that b...More Button

Everyone except the workers.More Button

Banking Sector Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Finance: the consultations being held with trade unions in the banking sector on the banking remuneration review; his views on the need for a distinction between the pay of senior management and low and mid...More Button