Noonan, Michael

Wednesday, 30 January 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 404 No. 4

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Financial Resolutions, 1991. - Financial Statement, Budget, 1991.

(Limerick East): Níorbh é a locht a laghad ar aon nós. Budget day, traditionally, is a day of drama in this House. We have photo calls, the Minister is photographed with his battered brief case arri...More Button

(Limerick East): I am afraid that this is a phoney drama. The drama is more apparent than real because there is nothing in the budget that we did not know already. There was a time when the Minister...More Button

(Limerick East): Maybe even a new car but a banger certainly, it is up on blocks, back firing, belching smoke, the Minister for Finance is under the bonnet fine tuning it with a hammer, the Taoiseach ...More Button

(Limerick East): I think that before long the Taoiseach will be handing the car over to the Fine Gael garage to fine tune it properly.More Button

(Limerick East): This budget is based on very shaky foundations. We warned the Government in this House last year that they were expanding too fast, spending too much in the 1990 budget, that it would...More Button

(Limerick East): They were there as a kind of purge on the excesses of Fianna Fáil. They were to be the corrective factor in the Cabinet. Yet, they accepted a budget last year which in terms of publ...More Button

(Limerick East): I accept your criticism, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle. You are as entitled to be on live television as any of us. I accept your intervention.More Button

(Limerick East): I would like to make one suggestion to the Taoiseach about a decision which I understand he is about to make, and I make it seriously. One of the major problems in transport policy i...More Button

Written Answers. - Return on Savings Certificates.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that post office savings certificates have a lower net yield to standard rate taxpayers than investment in deposit accounts in building societies; if he pla...More Button

Written Answers. - United Kingdom Pensioners' Rights.

Asked the minister: the reason United Kingdom pensioners, resident in Ireland and liable for tax here, are not credited with the £800 PAYE allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: when payment in respect of a suckling cow grant will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry.More Button

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