Higgins, Jim

Wednesday, 8 February 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 448 No. 7

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Financial Resolutions, 1995. - Financial Resolution No. 3: Income Tax.

As a person who has benefited to a limited degree from the covenant scheme I believe, irrespective of the arguments put from the other side of the House, that it is a fundamentally flawed system. It ...More Button

—— and introduce the grants scheme to enable them to get maintenance.More Button

Technically that can be done in regard to people who will have their covenants withdrawn because the two schemes are being phased in simultaneously.More Button

It may well be done yet. What people have got to recognise in the context of an overall package is that the most significant financial assistance given since the introduction of the grants scheme to ...More Button

Does Deputy Martin realise that fees for law and European studies in the university in Deputy O'Dea's constituency are £1,980 or, to an average middle income family, £40 a week? That is real money, i...More Button

Deputy McDowell referred to social exclusion and said we were not getting at the bottom end of the market, the primary education sector, the bottom up approach as in a pyramid. We will be pressing fo...More Button

We pressed her day in day out, week in week out and all we got was report after report, task force after task force, study group after study group and no action.More Button

Do not begrudge the action we have taken. I might get one yet. The Deputy will be a long time waiting.More Button

Written Answers. - Teilifís na Gaeilge Service.

Asked the minister: the areas of the country which will receive service from Telefís na Gaeilge when the new station opens.More Button


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