Lenihan, Brian Joseph

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 679 No. 3

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Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: the steps he is taking in relation to UK and Northern Ireland registered vehicles being driven on roads here with no VRT or road tax, exempting them from incurring parking fines, speeding fines or pe...More Button

I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that as a general rule all vehicles imported permanently into the State must register for VRT purposes within one working day of arrival. This rule applies e...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Levy.

Was asked: if he will examine the situation in relation to the pension levy for the research staff of Trinity College (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Public servants who are members of public service pension schemes are liable to pay the pension-related deduction legislated for in the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009. On...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the number of qualified accountants directly employed by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As I indicated to your colleague Deputy Brian Hayes on 10th March, there are 12 officers with professional accountancy qualifications currently employed in my Department. In addition, a further 7 sta...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the number of Government offices and Departments that have been relocated under the decentralisation project with the location of each in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The attached table sets out details provided to my Department of staff moved to date under the decentralisation programme. Decentralisation — Organisations and Staff Moved Position Last Updated: 1st ...More Button

Was asked: the cost of purchasing lands and offices for Government Departments that have been relocated under the decentralisation project with the location of each in tabular form; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Was asked: the cost to date for renting office space for Government Departments that have been relocated under the decentralisation project with the location for each in tabular form; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: if he is liable for EU fines for charging another form of tax when buying vehicles in the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

EU Member States are entitled under EU law to charge National taxes provided that such taxes are applied equally to imported and indigenous goods. In this regard, VRT complies with EU law in that the...More Button

Written Answers - Flood Relief.

Was asked: the names of all consultants who have worked on a project (details supplied); the amount the plans have cost to date; the amount of time dedicated by officials of the Office of Public Works to the pr...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: the salaries and bonuses paid to the chief executive and directors of the National Treasury Management Agency in 2008; the criteria on which payment of bonuses is based; the cost to the Exchequer of ...More Button

The remuneration packages of all National Treasury Management Agency staff, including that of its CEO, are negotiated on an individual contract basis and are confidential. According to the National Tr...More Button

Written Answers - Banking Sector Regulation.

Was asked: the proportion of Irish commercial banking assets invested here. More Button

I am advised by the Financial Regulator and the Central Bank that the data which are collected from the resident offices of banks operating in Ireland are not collated in such a way as would enable th...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: if he foresees change regarding the tax treatment of retirement lump sums in public and private sector pensions. More Button

The House will appreciate that I do not propose to comment on what may or may not be contained in the forthcoming supplementary Budget. More Button

Written Answers - Financial Services Regulation.

Was asked: if the proposed insurance mediation directive two regulations will continue to treat solicitors and accountants on a different basis to independent insurance brokers by means of the approved professi...More Button

I met with one of the insurance brokers’ representative associations on 17 February last. The specific issue they highlighted was in relation to the conclusions drawn in a recent Regulatory Impact As...More Button

Was asked: if he will accept a proposal from an organisation (details supplied) to exempt both basic banking and insurance products from the consumer protection code. More Button

At the outset I would like to point out to the Deputy that the decision on any exemptions from the Financial Regulator’s Consumer Protection Code (CPC) is a matter for the Financial Regulator under Se...More Button

Was asked: if he will accept a request from an organisation (details supplied) to be included on the restructured board of the Central Bank/Financial Regulator and the industry panel; and if he will make a stat...More Button

In progressing the agenda for the reform of the Irish financial regulatory system, the Government will make appointments to the regulatory authority based on the authoritative standing, expertise and ...More Button

Written Answers - Mortgage Agreements.

Was asked: if he will take steps to request the various financial institutions to facilitate without penalty people who are on fixed rate mortgages with the particular institution to transfer to variable rate m...More Button

The Deputy’s question refers to the redemption fee applied by mortgage providers in circumstances that a customer seeks to break a fixed rate mortgage. Mortgage lenders in Ireland generally seek to re...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Programmes.

Was asked: if he will report on the operation of the cycle to work scheme in his Department; if all agencies under the remit of his Department will be included in the scheme; if not, the reason for same; the St...More Button

Tax relief was provided in the Finance (No 2) Act 2008 where an employer provides a bicycle for an employee. My Department is currently examining the best practice in implementing the scheme particul...More Button


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