Cowen, Brian

Thursday, 25 November 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 593 No. 3

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the arrangements for the sitting and business of the Dáil for Friday, 26 November 2004 be agreed.”
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Deputy Durkan is constructing a verbal pylon.More Button

Many people were wondering what the Deputy was doing when his party was in Government. The Deputy was not worrying about them.More Button

Estimates for Public Services 2005:

I move: That Dáil Éireann commends the 2005 Estimates for Public Services (Abridged) published by the Minister for Finance on 18 November, 2004. The Estimates are an important instrument of Government...More Button

What did the party of which the Deputy is a member do when it was in office?More Button

Without wishing to show any discourtesy to the spokesperson, unfortunately I have an appointment at 12.30 p.m.More Button

Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand.”
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Question put, “That the motion be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: the position of the case of a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; if, in view of the circumstances, this case can be treated as a special case and exempted from capital acquisition tax; and i...More Button

Capital acquisitions tax is payable by the recipient or beneficiary. The relationship between the person who provides the gift or inheritance, the disponer, and the person who receives the gift or inh...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

Was asked: if the revised sketch scheme for the new Garda station at Leixlip, County Kildare has been submitted to the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform for approval; if said approval has issued fro...More Button

Written Answers - Fiscal Policy.

Was asked: the programmes which have been examined under the expenditure review initiative in 2002, 2003 and 2004; and the programme planned for review in 2005.More Button

I refer the Deputy to the schedule in appendix 6 of the expenditure review central steering committee report to the Minister for Finance on the expenditure review initiative for June 2002 to June 2004...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: if a nursing home (details supplied) in County Cork will be approved for income tax relief on health expenses.More Button

Section 469 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 provides for tax relief on the cost of maintenance or treatment in any hospital, nursing home, maternity home or other institution approved of by the Mi...More Button

Written Answers - Irish Language.

Was asked: if any provision has been made in the 2005 Estimates for his Department for the cost of implementing the provisions of the Official Languages Act 2003; the amount of any such provision; and if he will...More Button

Was asked: the amount of money that has been spent in each of the past five years on the Irish language in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 121 and 122 together. My Department has not allocated a specific overall provision in its 2005 Estimates towards the cost of implementing the provisions of the Officia...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: when approval will be granted for the purchase of the site and the construction of the necessary office accommodation to facilitate the decentralisation of the Health and Safety Authority to Thomastow...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Offices.

Was asked: if he will consider reallocating an office occupied by the national parks or wildlife section to the Refugee Appeals Tribunal to enable that agency to make room available to barristers, solicitors and...More Button

Written Answers - Valuation Tribunal.

Was asked: the members of the Valuation Tribunal as established under section 2 of the Valuation Act 1988 and as amended by the Valuation Act 2001; the number of appeals made to the tribunal each year since the ...More Button

The members of the Valuation Tribunal as established under section 2 of the Valuation Act 1988, and as amended by the Valuation Act 2001 are: The results of appeals made to the tribunal each year sinc...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Rates.

Was asked: if he will consider exempting crèches and pre-schools from local authority rate charges; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I have no plans at present to provide for special treatment of crèches under the Valuation Act. The Valuation Act 2001 maintained the long-standing position that commercial facilities, including child...More Button

Written Answers - Disabled Drivers.

Was asked: the tax relief’s available for the purchase, adaptation and use of motor vehicles for persons with a disability; and the index which will be used for updating the value of these in 2005.More Button

The disabled drivers’ and disabled passengers’ tax concessions scheme, which applies to certain persons with severe physical disabilities has been in operation since 1968. Its benefits have been consi...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: if and when a refund of income tax paid will be made in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that a refund of all income tax paid by the taxpayer, in the year 2004, in the sum of €395.97, will issue to him in the coming days.More Button


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