Dáil debates

Tuesday, 13 December 2005

2:30 pm

Paudge Connolly (Cavan-Monaghan, Independent)

I am sure the Minister will agree that there are a number of workers who appear to be in a permanent state of confusion regarding their pay. They are earning much more money yet they are still no better off. They are constantly playing catch-up and never appear to gain any benefit from increases in pay. I am sure the Minister will agree that this is due to hidden costs, one of which is indexation. The Minister referred in his reply to other countries making different choices but Ireland should examine the way the United Kingdom operates. Its tax bands are indexed——


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