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Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Michael Collins: I fully support this Sinn Féin motion. The 10% levy on blocks and other concrete products introduced in the budget will have to be passed on to customers. This has led to fury in west Cork among good, honest builders who know the customer cannot afford it and among the young people who want to start their lives by building their new homes. The new levy which is designed to contribute...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Danny Healy-Rae: I thank Sinn Féin for the opportunity to speak on this important motion, which I support. Our group was the only one that did not congratulate the Minister on this levy in the Dáil when it was announced on budget day. This concrete and concrete block levy will add at least €5,000 to the costs for every young man or woman who is trying to build a house. It will also add...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Peter Fitzpatrick: The new 10% levy introduced on concrete blocks, pouring concrete and other concrete products is expected to raise €80 million annually. Based on that figure, however, it would take 40 years to raise what is needed to pay for mica redress. This levy will penalise young people trying to build or buy their first homes as well as local authorities trying to build social housing....

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Peadar Tóibín: In the middle of the most damaging housing crisis in the history of the State, Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens propose to introduce a levy to make it worse, which is an incredible situation. We have a record-breaking Government that has pushed house prices to their highest level in the history of the State, and in the budget the Government introduced a levy to ratchet them up even...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Michael Lowry: Everyone accepts that those impacted by mica have suffered enormously. We see the images of houses disintegrating and it is heart-wrenching. The hopes and dreams of their owners have crumbled into dust. These are not just houses; they are homes to 8,000 families who have innocently found themselves trapped in a nightmare. Their homes were the biggest and most significant investments of...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Richard O'Donoghue: A 10% levy on concrete products is a tax on concrete products. However, the Government takes not only the 10% levy it is looking to put on concrete products, including blocks, but also 23% VAT, which is another tax, on products that are delivered to a site for supply only. The Government then takes a further 13% tax if it is supply and fit. Then what does the Government do in a time of...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Joe Carey: We now move to the Regional Group and Deputies Canney, Fitzpatrick, Tóibín and Lowry. Each Deputy has two and a half minutes.

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Seán Canney: This levy will be on concrete blocks and other concrete products and it will be paid for by the taxpayer, be it through public works contracts that will increase in price, by farmers who are trying to upgrade their slurry facilities to meet environmental demands or, most importantly, by anybody trying to buy or build a house. The SCSI have put €4,000 of a price tag on the...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Holly Cairns: The costs of construction are rising sharply. Yesterday, we learned that child homelessness increased by 40% over the past year in counties Cork and Kerry. In the middle of a housing disaster, with thousands of families homeless and a whole generation trapped in a cycle of ever-increasing rents, it is increasingly expensive to build a home. Somehow, the Government's response is to make it...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Paul Murphy: Across the country, hundreds of thousands of people are living in homes affected by defects, whether these have been caused by mica, pyrite, fire safety deficiencies or other blatant defects. Hundreds of thousands of people have been impacted. Given the campaigning and the pressure from below, it is clear that the Government has been forced to concede redress schemes, such as the one for...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Joe Carey: Deputies Cian O'Callaghan and Cairns from the Social Democrats are sharing time.

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Cian O'Callaghan: "The introduction of the 10% levy on all concrete products is the actions [sic] of a 'rogue' Government." These are not my words, but the words of the chairperson of the International and Small Business Alliance, ISBA, Mr. Seamus Maye, who says that there is no excuse for quarries and concrete producers not being held to account for the mica building block crisis. The Government is gung-ho...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Rose Conway-Walsh: I listened to the Minister intently. “Sinn Féin, Sinn Féin, Sinn Féin” - that is the answer he has to anything. People watching this from Mayo, and I will talk about Mayo in particular, will be absolutely disgusted. The Minister talks about trade-offs. What they see are the trade-offs between the Galway tent, the relationship with developers and the cronyism...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Johnny Mythen: I thank Deputy Eoin Ó Broin and the Sinn Féin team for bringing forward this motion. The motion was brought about because of the introduction of a 10% levy on all concrete products by the Government in budget 2023. Under the Government’s design, this 10% levy is directly passed on to young couples and individuals who have saved and borrowed to build their new home or are in...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Johnny Guirke: There is serious concern over this concrete block levy, with genuine fears of serious increases in house prices. Those building a home will be faced with increased costs. What the Government is doing is placing the cost of defective materials on the shoulders of people who are struggling to buy a home or who had no hand, act or part in this scandal. It was under the Government’s own...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Joe Carey: We move to the Labour Party slot. I call Deputy Ged Nash.

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Gerald Nash: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this motion on behalf of the Labour Party. For the record, our amendment states: "further calls on the Government to: - replace the Defective Concrete Products Levy with a levy on profits derived from construction; and - commit to the introduction in the Finance Bill 2022 of retrospective tax relief for those already carrying out remediation works on...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Eoin Ó Broin: That is not the case.

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Paschal Donohoe: There will be ample opportunity on the part of Sinn Féin to clarify as the evening goes on. The party wants a bigger levy on the one hand but it is against this levy, which is smaller than some of the figures I heard the Opposition party members mention. I acknowledge it has a risk and that there are consequences here which will need teasing out and debate. How can Sinn Féin,...

Defective Concrete Products Levy: Motion [Private Members] (4 Oct 2022)

Eoin Ó Broin: We do not.

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