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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Departmental Staff Data, Schools Building Projects Status, Ministerial Transport, Departmental Offices, Garda Deployment

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Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Scrutiny of Tax Expenditures (Resumed) (11 Sep 2019)

“I thank Mr. Coffey and his team. For people who might be interested in this and following it, and for people who read committee and Dáil debates, it is worth recapping why the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council was established. It was to assist the Government in avoiding the mistakes of the past by providing a constant stream of advice. Most people would accept such advice was sadly...”

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Scrutiny of Tax Expenditures (Resumed) (11 Sep 2019)

“As I understand it, Mr. Coffey is saying is that the package of measures ought to come from within the €600 million and that any amount over and above thatin other words, additional to the €2.8 billionought to be offset by cost-cutting or savings measures across the board.”

Committee on Budgetary Oversight: Scrutiny of Tax Expenditures (Resumed) (11 Sep 2019)

“Mr. Coffey and his colleagues mentioned that a good way to view corporation tax is that it is to Ireland what oil was to Norway. In other words, it is a finite resource. I was taken with the comment that we have embedded much of that tax in our current expenditure. Can Mr. Coffey quantify the amount of corporation tax that has become embedded in our day-to-day spending?”

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