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Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Deputy's time is up.

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: It is ridiculous to hit such people. There is the Housing for All strategy but the Government has decided to increase the price of concrete by 10%, kick people when they are trying to start off and blow them out of existence.

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I thank the Deputy.

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: I ask the Government, at this late stage, to rescind and drop that. It will stop many young fellows and young girls from putting a roof over their heads.

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Marian Harkin: The litmus test of any budget is that nobody is left behind, that all citizens feel they have a stake in what is happening and that the budget has something for them, their families and their communities. In the current cost-of-living crisis, this budget has to provide a safety net for those most at risk of poverty or the growing cohort of people who are actually experiencing poverty. The...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: I welcome the chance to talk about this budget. There are a few positive aspects and I welcome them. There are measures for third level students and primary level students but there is nothing whatsoever for secondary students. They have been left out. I welcome the increase for social welfare, for disability payments and for carers but at this juncture I have to say that carers should...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Carol Nolan: I welcome the opportunity to speak in this important debate on budget 2023. I will try to be as constructive as possible and to recognise those few positives that have been announced and the long-sought supports that have been introduced. However, I will also highlight some of the areas in which lost opportunities have clearly emerged. For example, much has been made of the fact that the...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Richard O'Donoghue: I welcome some parts of the budget but I do not welcome a lot of it because it will not help the area I represent. In the Budget Statement today, the Minister for Finance said, "On the taxation side [that is, VAT and excise extensions] I am extending the current excise reduction of 21 cent per litre in respect of petrol, 16 cent per litre in respect of diesel". The Minister is trying to...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Mattie McGrath: Santy came.

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Michael Collins: While on the subject of education, I am not sure if the primary school capitation grant has been increased. Many schools cannot afford to put on the heating oil this year - perhaps that is the green way of dealing with them - or pay their electricity bill, leaving some schools having to ring the local parish priest to cough up to pay these bills. Yes, I said the "local parish priest"....

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Michael Healy-Rae: In the interest of ethics and in the context of the world we are living in today, a person who is involved in different things should declare an interest in the budget. I did not hear anybody else doing it but for fear that a person would be condemned afterwards, I will declare it. It was ironic to see Members in government clapping for the budget today when one thinks how people are...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Mattie McGrath: I welcome many aspects of the budget, to be honest. I accept that. However, the Government is playing a very dangerous game with people's taxes and the extra taxes from foreign direct investment, FDI, companies. It is great that we have that money but it may not be there next year while the budgetary pressures will be. Those tax revenues may not be available in 2024 while demands on the...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Michael Collins: Today's budget reminds me of an assless bucket leaking beyond control. There was a time when leaks before a budget announcement would lead to Ministers' heads rolling. Now, with this slippery Government, God knows that the leaks could have come from the top and will not be dealt with. This budget was meant to be a giveaway budget, and some people did get something. However, if one...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: This budget contains many significant financial measures and many initiatives that at first sight seem welcome. However, in reality, they lack the necessary substance to help people. The key measure of the budget has to be how it is going to impact materially on people's lives. For the following reasons, I believe that this budget is going to come up short. Take, for example, the...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Matt Shanahan: In case anyone has not noticed, our economy is in a weird place at the moment. We witnessed a short economic lift as we exited Covid-19, yet in the past quarter we watched a reversal as our economic growth narrowed significantly. Corporation tax, which is expected to top out at €20 billion this year, is surely keeping the lights on in Ireland. The energy crisis caused by the Ukraine...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Verona Murphy: I hope that when the hectic budget period is over, the Government will use all its diplomatic power to begin lobbying the International Olympic Committee to have kite-flying included as an Olympic sport. On the basis of what we have seen and heard from the Government in recent weeks via the media, we would be in with a great shout of winning a few gold medals. The whole budget has been in...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Cathal Berry: On balance, in the circumstances, this is an okay budget. It is okay for just one reason; namely, all the hard work by people and businesses across this country that has provided this significant surplus for the Exchequer. We have not has such a surplus for approximately 15 years. Now we are able to redistribute that as fairly as possible. There are a few measures I would like to...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Peter Fitzpatrick: The Government is faced with a very challenging situation. From an economic perspective, we face two enormous challenges, namely, an electricity crisis and a cost-of-living crisis. I am pleased that the budget is framed mainly around them. There is no doubt that the last few budgets have been very difficult for everyone. We often hear of the squeezed middle who have shouldered most of...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Seán Canney: There was very little in the budget that we had not picked up over recent days, weeks and months, given the flying of kites to see what might be acceptable. From that point of view, little in the budget is new and we will see what is really in it when we get the detail. I welcome the fact the Government has taken measures to help people with the cost of living but I am concerned that...

Financial Resolutions 2022 - Budget Statement 2023 (27 Sep 2022)

Mick Barry: I will start with a question. What is the most telling thing that has happened in this House this afternoon? It is not anything the Minister for Finance, Deputy Donohoe, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Michael McGrath, or even any member of the Opposition has said. The most telling thing that has happened in this House this afternoon is the virtual silence from the...

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