Seanad debates

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Sinn Fein)

Those in government should put their hands up and state that they got it wrong and that it is not fair to inform someone who receives €300 per week that he or she should pay the same amount as someone who earns €3,000 per week. Likewise, a person who lives in a two-bedroom house should not be obliged to pay the same amount as someone who lives in a mansion. The Government should admit its mistake and then bring forward its plans for a so-called progressive property tax in order that we might examine them. This flat, regressive €100 charge should be abolished. Does the Government intend to amend the Fines Act? If it does, when will amending legislation be brought forward. Does the Leader agree that the household charge is both unfair and regressive?


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