Dáil debates

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 9.30 a.m.
  • Business of Dáil (10 speeches)
    I must remind Deputies that the starting time is 9.30 a.m. All we are doing is losing time for Question Time. I appeal to those who must provide a quorum to do so.
  • Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    • Tax Credits (9 speeches, 1 comment)
      1. To ask the Minister for Finance if he has considered the feasibility of allowing the proposed water charges tax credit to be deducted at source; the expected cost of administering it if...
    • Mortgage Schemes (8 speeches)
      2. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to help first-time buyers access the housing market through a mortgage guarantee scheme or other measures; and his views on the Central Bank of...
    • Budget Measures (7 speeches)
      3. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to make changes to the budget 2015 proposals, particularly in view of the considerable public outrage concerning the cumulative impact of direct and...
    • Mortgage Schemes (7 speeches)
      4. To ask the Minister for Finance if his Department will be making a submission to the Central Bank of Ireland on mortgage lending rules; his views that a State-backed insurance scheme for...
    • Corporation Tax Regime (7 speeches)
      5. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide details of the proposed knowledge box tax scheme being worked on by his Department; and if he will confirm reports that the Government is...
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    • VAT Exemptions (7 speeches)
      6. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost to the Exchequer of the proposal in the Finance Bill 2014 to exempt green fees and membership fees in member-owned and non-profit making golf clubs...
    • Crowd-Funding Initiatives (7 speeches)
      7. To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the tax treatment of crowd-funding initiatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41758/14]
    • Tax Code (29 speeches)
      8. To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons that will benefit from the changes to the special assignee relief programme, including the scrapping of the ceiling of...
  • Finance Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (28 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Leaders' Questions (122 speeches)
    Yesterday the Tánaiste stated in the Dáil that a family of four adults would face a water bill below €200.
  • Order of Business (98 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 18a, motion re membership of committee; No. 33, statements on the European Council, Brussels, pursuant to Standing Order 102A(2)(b); and No. 5, Finance Bill 2014 -...
  • Membership of Committee: Motion (1 speech)
    I move:That Deputy Anne Ferris be discharged from the Select Committee on Transport and Communications and that Deputy Michael McCarthy be appointed in substitution for her.
  • European Council Meeting: Statements (20 speeches)
    I am pleased to update the House on the meeting of the October European Council. The main outcome was an agreement, after difficult and intensive negotiations, on a new EU climate and energy...
  • Topical Issue Matters (1 speech)
    I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputies Michael Creed and Jim...
  • Topical Issue Debate (0 speeches)
    • Hospital Waiting Lists (6 speeches)
      I thank the Acting Chairman for giving me the opportunity to raise this important issue and the Minister for coming into the House to take it. I have been writing to him and his predecessor for...
    • Health Services Staff Training (4 speeches)
      I am grateful for the opportunity to address the Minister about the audiology course in Athlone Institute of Technology, AIT. I wish to highlight the urgent need to ensure the BSc honours degree...
    • Tourism Project Funding (8 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this matter at an important time for development at Malin Head. I am sure the Minister of State, Deputy Ring, will be up to speed on...
    • Community Development Projects (10 speeches)
      I tabled this matter last Thursday week when it came to my notice. SICAP contacted me when it saw figures from Pobal. It was a major surprise and shock to people because they heard the...
  • Finance Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (50 speeches, 2 comments)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014: Message from Select Sub-Committee. (1 speech)
    The Select Sub-Committee on Social Protection has completed its consideration of the Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014 and has made no amendments thereto.
  • Mortgage Arrears: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (19 speeches)
    The following motion was moved by Deputy Joan Collins on Tuesday, 4 November 2014:"That Dáil Éireann: notes the continuing difficulties faced by tens of thousands of homeowners in...