Thursday, 11 October 2018
Financial Resolutions 2019 - Financial Resolution No. 4: General (Resumed)
I will focus my remarks on sport and tourism. This morning, I received a telephone call from a hotelier in Killarney who, while very disappointed on the VAT front, was furious about the hypocrisy on the opposition side in regard to the VAT rate increase, particularly from Deputies Michael and Danny Healy-Rae who I note are not in the Chamber. During the debate on Tuesday evening, both Deputies criticised me for not having done enough on the VAT rate. God knows, I did all I could but, unfortunately, I was unable to have it extended for the fifth time.