Financial Resolution No. 1: (Tobacco Products Tax)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 748 No. 6

First Page Previous Page Page of 363 Next Page Last Page

The Taoiseach: Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny  I move:

Description of Product Rate of Tax
Cigarettes .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... €192.44 per thousand together with an amount equal to 18.03 per cent of the price at which the cigarettes are sold by retail
Cigars .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... €271.337 per kilogram
Fine-cut tobacco for the rolling of cigarettes .... .... .... .... €228.968 per kilogram
Other smoking tobacco .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... €188.243 per kilogram

This resolution provides for excise duty increases on tobacco products with effect from midnight tonight. The increase amounts to 25 cent, inclusive of 21% VAT, on a pack of 20 cigarettes with pro rata increases on other tobacco products. The price of a pack of 20 cigarettes in the most popular price category will increase to €8.90. The excise duty component of this price will be €5.45 and the total tax, inclusive of current VAT, will be €7.00. An additional impact will arise from the VAT increase on 1 January.

[900]Ireland has the dearest cigarettes in the EU, which reflects the long-standing commitment by successive Governments to using taxation as an instrument to discourage consumption. This latest increase will ensure that tobacco tax continues to play that important role. Unfortunately, the high prices and taxes also make Ireland an attractive location for cigarette smugglers. The Revenue Commissioners are involved in a major programme of enforcement action against the illicit trade and have achieved notable successes in seizing illegal products and in bringing people involved in this criminality before the courts. This intensive work will continue and will have to look in particular to preventing a situation of further substitution away from taxed cigarettes by consumers.

This measure is estimated to yield €41 million in a full year.

Deputy Sean Fleming: Information on Seán Fleming  Zoom on Seán Fleming  I support the Government’s resolution. Everyone knows this is as much about health issues as it is about financial issues. Had the Government gone further, we would have supported it. Some 25 cent will be put on a pack of 20 cigarettes, the standard price of which is approximately €8.65. This is dear compared with other European countries, but it is not half dear enough in view of the damage cigarettes cause to health. We support this modest proposal.

Deputy Pearse Doherty: Information on Pearse Doherty  Zoom on Pearse Doherty  The Taoiseach mentioned that the increase was due to health concerns. Perhaps he will clarify when those concerns were adopted by both Government parties. I do not have their pre-election programmes before me and I do no know whether they entered into this commitment during the election.

It is a revenue-raising measure. While their are health grounds for the increase, it is not one of the measures that Sinn Féin submitted in our pre-budget submission, as it will negatively affect the finances of those who will not give up cigarettes. I am disappointed, given that approximately €5 billion is lost to the black economy, particularly in terms of cigarettes. This issue has not been tackled. Time and time again, the business community has——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  I must interrupt the Deputy, although I do not like doing it. Only matters strictly relevant to the resolution can be discussed.

Deputy Pearse Doherty: Information on Pearse Doherty  Zoom on Pearse Doherty  It has to do with the increase.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  Please do not stray off topic.

Deputy Pearse Doherty: Information on Pearse Doherty  Zoom on Pearse Doherty  I will give the Ceann Comhairle a commitment.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  Other Members wish to speak.

Deputy Pearse Doherty: Information on Pearse Doherty  Zoom on Pearse Doherty  I will be brief. I have nearly concluded. Of the €5 billion lost, much owes to the illegal importation and black market sale of cigarettes. The Government has not tackled this issue despite this measure to raise revenue and protect health. People are buying cigarettes on Dublin’s streets and in towns and villages at half the price charged by retailers. Even a small proportion of the €5 billion would save the State money. This could be done by increasing the number of people working in customs. It would have a greater impact on smokers’ health. Regardless of this increase, they will continue to use the black market, which the budget is leaving untouched.

Deputy Joe Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins  Zoom on Joe Higgins  The last time I was a Deputy, the parties in government engaged in this ritual hypocrisy each year by introducing more taxes on cigarettes and pretending that it was [901]a health measure. The Taoiseach’s predecessor, Mr. Bertie Ahern, used to go on about it ritually. This is a revenue raising measure of some €45 million, the bulk of which will come from working class people and poor people. Unfortunately, smoking causes severe damage and should be tackled on a much harder scale than any Government has done until now, including a complete ban on advertising. However, if the Government was serious that this was a health measure, the revenue would be ring-fenced specifically for health issues related to smoking diseases and prevention. That is not the case. I am in favour of a major campaign to convince people not to smoke. I am not in favour of hypocritically putting another tax, under false pretences, on those who are among the poorest in our society. Therefore, I oppose this motion.

Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl  Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl  I am happy to support the motion although I see a lot of sense in what Deputy Higgins said, that funding from this source should be ring-fenced for the health needs of people who are damaged by tobacco products. Many members of the public will be disappointed at the failure of this budget to address the issue of below cost selling of alcohol and the ready availability of low-cost alcohol through the chain supermarkets to young people in particular. In his Budget Statement, the Minister for Finance made some reference to this and talked about the report being prepared by the Minister of State, Deputy Róisín Shortall. A number of reports have been produced on this subject and perhaps the Taoiseach has an opportunity, when responding, to indicate what timeframe he is considering——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  We are only dealing with cigarettes at this point.

Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl  Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl  I am suggesting there is a mistake in not including alcohol as well, particularly the alcohol products——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  We can only deal with what is here.

Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl  Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl  ——being sold at low prices, which are seriously detrimental to public health.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  We have three minutes left on this motion. I ask Deputy Buttimer to stick to cigarettes.

Deputy Jerry Buttimer: Information on Jerry Buttimer  Zoom on Jerry Buttimer  I support the Taoiseach. Despite what Deputy Higgins is saying, this measure is sending a strong message regarding health promotion by this Government. Deputy Sean Ó Fearghaíl was previously Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children. If he takes the Minister’s Budget Statement to the House to the next conclusion, he should consider that the health promotion aspect regarding below cost selling is being pursued by the Minister of State, Deputy Shortall, and that below cost selling was introduced by the leader of Fianna Fáil. This has led to an increase in alcohol sales and an increase in the misuse of alcohol in our society. It would be more in our line to work together on alcohol misuse and to pioneer the issue, as we are doing in the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children. The measure on tobacco sends a strong signal that the Government is intent, regardless the guise in which Deputy Higgins is masquerading, on the point that smoking is wrong. I challenge Deputy Higgins. Would society be better if people did not smoke? The answer is that we would, from the perspective of health promotion, work and recreation. It is important that Members of the Opposition, who come in and promulgate a philosophy and ideology that is outdated and warped, stand behind the Government and the people.

Deputy Joe Higgins: Information on Joe Higgins  Zoom on Joe Higgins  Whose ideology is warped?

[902]Deputy Jerry Buttimer: Information on Jerry Buttimer  Zoom on Jerry Buttimer  Deputy Higgins should listen for once. He does not know everything. He may think he knows everything but he does not so he should listen.

Deputy Michael Healy-Rae: Information on Michael Healy-Rae  Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae  He is entitled to his opinion.

Deputy Jerry Buttimer: Information on Jerry Buttimer  Zoom on Jerry Buttimer  He is but he should listen. Deputy Mattie McGrath should sit down. We have heard him all day.

Deputy Mattie McGrath: Information on Mattie McGrath  Zoom on Mattie McGrath  Excuse me, how dare Deputy Buttimer say that. I asked the Ceann Comhairle to speak long before Deputy Buttimer came in. Deputy Buttimer is not in school now.

Deputy Jerry Buttimer: Information on Jerry Buttimer  Zoom on Jerry Buttimer  Regarding the health promotion of the citizens of our country, it behoves all of us to eliminate the damage to public health, and a 25 cent increase in tobacco is a significant step.

Deputy Mattie McGrath: Information on Mattie McGrath  Zoom on Mattie McGrath  Gay Mitchell was a waffler as well.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  I call Deputy Mattie McGrath.

Deputy Mattie McGrath: Information on Mattie McGrath  Zoom on Mattie McGrath  I indicated long before Deputy Buttimer.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  We go to both sides of the House. There is no panic.

Deputy Mattie McGrath: Information on Mattie McGrath  Zoom on Mattie McGrath  I know that but the Ceann Comhairle is always leaning to one side. I am afraid his chair will capsize.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  I did not go to one side. Deputy Mattie McGrath should withdraw that remark.

Deputy Mattie McGrath: Information on Mattie McGrath  Zoom on Mattie McGrath  That is a fact.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  Deputy Mattie McGrath should withdraw that remark.

Deputy Mattie McGrath: Information on Mattie McGrath  Zoom on Mattie McGrath  I have people here who saw me indicate. I indicated long before Deputy Buttimer. I will not be told to shut up by Deputy Buttimer. I would love to see the money ring-fenced for health, especially for people suffering from poisoning from smoking and indulging in those practices. I would like to see this Government removing the fear and scaremongering about which nursing homes it is going to close. There are lists every day and there will be a different list tomorrow. They should put the money into those homes to keep them open for elderly people who are suffering from lung diseases as a result of smoking.

Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick: Information on Peter Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Peter Fitzpatrick  Coming from a sporting background, 25 cent is not enough. The number of young people who suffer from ill health as a result of smoking is a disgrace and I give my full support to the Government.

Deputy Michael Healy-Rae: Information on Michael Healy-Rae  Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae  I would prefer if no one ever smokes again but unfortunately that is not the real world in which we live. I am against this increase because it is a further attack on poorer families and they will be hit by this further taxation.

Question put.

[903]The Dáil divided: Tá, 136; Níl, 23.

Information on James Bannon  Zoom on James Bannon  Bannon, James. Information on Tom Barry  Zoom on Tom Barry  Barry, Tom.
Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen  Breen, Pat. Information on John Browne  Zoom on John Browne  Browne, John.
Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton  Bruton, Richard. Information on Joan Burton  Zoom on Joan Burton  Burton, Joan.
Information on Ray Butler  Zoom on Ray Butler  Butler, Ray. Information on Jerry Buttimer  Zoom on Jerry Buttimer  Buttimer, Jerry.
Information on Catherine Byrne  Zoom on Catherine Byrne  Byrne, Catherine. Information on Eric J. Byrne  Zoom on Eric J. Byrne  Byrne, Eric.
Information on Dara Calleary  Zoom on Dara Calleary  Calleary, Dara. Information on Ciaran Cannon  Zoom on Ciaran Cannon  Cannon, Ciarán.
Information on Joe Carey  Zoom on Joe Carey  Carey, Joe. Information on Paudie Coffey  Zoom on Paudie Coffey  Coffey, Paudie.
Information on Áine Collins  Zoom on Áine Collins  Collins, Áine. Information on Niall Collins  Zoom on Niall Collins  Collins, Niall.
Information on Michael Conaghan  Zoom on Michael Conaghan  Conaghan, Michael. Information on Sean Conlan  Zoom on Sean Conlan  Conlan, Seán.
Information on Paul Connaughton  Zoom on Paul Connaughton  Connaughton, Paul J. Information on Ciara Conway  Zoom on Ciara Conway  Conway, Ciara.
Information on Noel Coonan  Zoom on Noel Coonan  Coonan, Noel. Information on Marcella MarcellaCorcoran Kennedy  Zoom on Marcella MarcellaCorcoran Kennedy  Corcoran Kennedy, Marcella.
Information on Joe Costello  Zoom on Joe Costello  Costello, Joe. Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney  Coveney, Simon.
Information on Barry Cowen  Zoom on Barry Cowen  Cowen, Barry. Information on Michael Creed  Zoom on Michael Creed  Creed, Michael.
Information on Jim Daly  Zoom on Jim Daly  Daly, Jim. Information on John Deasy  Zoom on John Deasy  Deasy, John.
Information on Jimmy Deenihan  Zoom on Jimmy Deenihan  Deenihan, Jimmy. Information on Patrick Deering  Zoom on Patrick Deering  Deering, Pat.
Information on Regina Doherty  Zoom on Regina Doherty  Doherty, Regina. Information on Stephen Donnelly  Zoom on Stephen Donnelly  Donnelly, Stephen S.
Information on Paschal Donohoe  Zoom on Paschal Donohoe  Donohoe, Paschal. Information on Tim Dooley  Zoom on Tim Dooley  Dooley, Timmy.
Information on Robert Dowds  Zoom on Robert Dowds  Dowds, Robert. Information on Andrew Doyle  Zoom on Andrew Doyle  Doyle, Andrew.
Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan  Durkan, Bernard J. Information on Damien English  Zoom on Damien English  English, Damien.
Information on Alan Farrell  Zoom on Alan Farrell  Farrell, Alan. Information on Frank Feighan  Zoom on Frank Feighan  Feighan, Frank.
Information on Anne Ferris  Zoom on Anne Ferris  Ferris, Anne. Information on Frances Fitzgerald  Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  Fitzgerald, Frances.
Information on Peter Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Peter Fitzpatrick  Fitzpatrick, Peter. Information on Charles Flanagan  Zoom on Charles Flanagan  Flanagan, Charles.
Information on Terence Flanagan  Zoom on Terence Flanagan  Flanagan, Terence. Information on Seán Fleming  Zoom on Seán Fleming  Fleming, Sean.
Information on Eamon Gilmore  Zoom on Eamon Gilmore  Gilmore, Eamon. Information on Noel Grealish  Zoom on Noel Grealish  Grealish, Noel.
Information on Brendan Griffin  Zoom on Brendan Griffin  Griffin, Brendan. Information on John Halligan  Zoom on John Halligan  Halligan, John.
Information on Dominic Hannigan  Zoom on Dominic Hannigan  Hannigan, Dominic. Information on Noel Harrington  Zoom on Noel Harrington  Harrington, Noel.
Information on Simon Harris  Zoom on Simon Harris  Harris, Simon. Information on Brian Hayes  Zoom on Brian Hayes  Hayes, Brian.
Information on Tom Hayes  Zoom on Tom Hayes  Hayes, Tom. Information on Martin Heydon  Zoom on Martin Heydon  Heydon, Martin.
Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin  Howlin, Brendan. Information on Heather Humphreys  Zoom on Heather Humphreys  Humphreys, Heather.
Information on Kevin Humphreys  Zoom on Kevin Humphreys  Humphreys, Kevin. Information on Derek Keating  Zoom on Derek Keating  Keating, Derek.
Information on Colm Keaveney  Zoom on Colm Keaveney  Keaveney, Colm. Information on Paul Kehoe  Zoom on Paul Kehoe  Kehoe, Paul.
Information on Billy Kelleher  Zoom on Billy Kelleher  Kelleher, Billy. Information on Alan Kelly  Zoom on Alan Kelly  Kelly, Alan.
Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny  Kenny, Enda. Information on Seán Kenny  Zoom on Seán Kenny  Kenny, Seán.
Information on Seamus Kirk  Zoom on Seamus Kirk  Kirk, Seamus. Information on Michael Kitt  Zoom on Michael Kitt  Kitt, Michael P.
Information on Seán Kyne  Zoom on Seán Kyne  Kyne, Seán. Information on Anthony Lawlor  Zoom on Anthony Lawlor  Lawlor, Anthony.
Information on Michael Lowry  Zoom on Michael Lowry  Lowry, Michael. Information on Ciaran Lynch  Zoom on Ciaran Lynch  Lynch, Ciarán.
Information on John Lyons  Zoom on John Lyons  Lyons, John. Information on Michael McCarthy  Zoom on Michael McCarthy  McCarthy, Michael.
Information on Charlie McConalogue  Zoom on Charlie McConalogue  McConalogue, Charlie. Information on Shane McEntee  Zoom on Shane McEntee  McEntee, Shane.
Information on Nicky McFadden  Zoom on Nicky McFadden  McFadden, Nicky. Information on Dinny McGinley  Zoom on Dinny McGinley  McGinley, Dinny.
Information on Finian McGrath  Zoom on Finian McGrath  McGrath, Finian. Information on Mattie McGrath  Zoom on Mattie McGrath  McGrath, Mattie.
Information on Michael McGrath  Zoom on Michael McGrath  McGrath, Michael. Information on John McGuinness  Zoom on John McGuinness  McGuinness, John.
Information on Joe McHugh  Zoom on Joe McHugh  McHugh, Joe. Information on Tony McLoughlin  Zoom on Tony McLoughlin  McLoughlin, Tony.
Information on Michael McNamara  Zoom on Michael McNamara  McNamara, Michael. Information on Eamonn Maloney  Zoom on Eamonn Maloney  Maloney, Eamonn.
Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin  Martin, Micheál. Information on Peter Mathews  Zoom on Peter Mathews  Mathews, Peter.
Information on Mary Mitchell O'Connor  Zoom on Mary Mitchell O'Connor  Mitchell O’Connor, Mary. Information on Olivia Mitchell  Zoom on Olivia Mitchell  Mitchell, Olivia.
Information on Michael Moynihan  Zoom on Michael Moynihan  Moynihan, Michael. Information on Michelle Mulherin  Zoom on Michelle Mulherin  Mulherin, Michelle.
Information on Catherine Murphy  Zoom on Catherine Murphy  Murphy, Catherine. Information on Dara Murphy  Zoom on Dara Murphy  Murphy, Dara.
Information on Eoghan Murphy  Zoom on Eoghan Murphy  Murphy, Eoghan. Information on Gerald Nash  Zoom on Gerald Nash  Nash, Gerald.
Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten  Naughten, Denis. Information on Dan Neville  Zoom on Dan Neville  Neville, Dan.
Information on Derek Nolan  Zoom on Derek Nolan  Nolan, Derek. Information on Patrick Nulty  Zoom on Patrick Nulty  Nulty, Patrick.
Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív  Ó Cuív, Éamon. Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl  Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl  Ó Fearghaíl, Seán.
Information on Aodhán Ó Ríordán  Zoom on Aodhán Ó Ríordán  Ó Ríordáin, Aodhán. Information on Willie O'Dea  Zoom on Willie O'Dea  O’Dea, Willie.
Information on Kieran O'Donnell  Zoom on Kieran O'Donnell  O’Donnell, Kieran. Information on Patrick O'Donovan  Zoom on Patrick O'Donovan  O’Donovan, Patrick.
Information on Fergus O'Dowd  Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd  O’Dowd, Fergus. Information on John O'Mahony  Zoom on John O'Mahony  O’Mahony, John.
Information on Joe O'Reilly  Zoom on Joe O'Reilly  O’Reilly, Joe. Information on Jan O'Sullivan  Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan  O’Sullivan, Jan.
Information on Maureen O'Sullivan  Zoom on Maureen O'Sullivan  O’Sullivan, Maureen. Information on Willie Penrose  Zoom on Willie Penrose  Penrose, Willie.
Information on Ann Phelan  Zoom on Ann Phelan  Phelan, Ann. Information on John Paul Phelan  Zoom on John Paul Phelan  Phelan, John Paul.
Information on Thomas Pringle  Zoom on Thomas Pringle  Pringle, Thomas. Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  Quinn, Ruairí.
Information on Pat Rabbitte  Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  Rabbitte, Pat. Information on Dr James Reilly  Zoom on Dr James Reilly  Reilly, James.
Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring  Ring, Michael. Information on Shane Peter Nathaniel Ross  Zoom on Shane Peter Nathaniel Ross  Ross, Shane.
Information on Brendan Ryan  Zoom on Brendan Ryan  Ryan, Brendan. Information on Alan Shatter  Zoom on Alan Shatter  Shatter, Alan.
Information on Sean Sherlock  Zoom on Sean Sherlock  Sherlock, Sean. Information on Róisín Shortall  Zoom on Róisín Shortall  Shortall, Róisín.
Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  Smith, Brendan. Information on Arthur Spring  Zoom on Arthur Spring  Spring, Arthur.
Information on Emmet Stagg  Zoom on Emmet Stagg  Stagg, Emmet. Information on David Stanton  Zoom on David Stanton  Stanton, David.
Information on Billy Timmins  Zoom on Billy Timmins  Timmins, Billy. Information on Robert Troy  Zoom on Robert Troy  Troy, Robert.
Information on Joanna Tuffy  Zoom on Joanna Tuffy  Tuffy, Joanna. Information on Liam Twomey  Zoom on Liam Twomey  Twomey, Liam.
Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar  Varadkar, Leo. Information on Jack Wall  Zoom on Jack Wall  Wall, Jack.
Information on Brian Walsh  Zoom on Brian Walsh  Walsh, Brian. Information on Alex White  Zoom on Alex White  White, Alex.



Níl
Information on Gerry Adams  Zoom on Gerry Adams  Adams, Gerry. Information on Richard Boyd Barrett  Zoom on Richard Boyd Barrett  Boyd Barrett, Richard.
Information on Joan Collins  Zoom on Joan Collins  Collins, Joan. Information on Michael Colreavy  Zoom on Michael Colreavy  Colreavy, Michael.
Information on Sean Crowe  Zoom on Sean Crowe  Crowe, Seán. Information on Clare Daly  Zoom on Clare Daly  Daly, Clare.
Information on Pearse Doherty  Zoom on Pearse Doherty  Doherty, Pearse. Information on Dessie Ellis  Zoom on Dessie Ellis  Ellis, Dessie.
Information on Martin Ferris  Zoom on Martin Ferris  Ferris, Martin. Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan  Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan  Flanagan, Luke ‘Ming’.
Information on Tom Fleming  Zoom on Tom Fleming  Fleming, Tom. Information on Seamus Healy  Zoom on Seamus Healy  Healy, Seamus.
Information on Michael Healy-Rae  Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae  Healy-Rae, Michael. Information on Joe Higgins  Zoom on Joe Higgins  Higgins, Joe.
Information on Pádraig MacLochlainn  Zoom on Pádraig MacLochlainn  Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig. Information on Mary Lou McDonald  Zoom on Mary Lou McDonald  McDonald, Mary Lou.
Information on Sandra McLellan  Zoom on Sandra McLellan  McLellan, Sandra. Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín.
Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh  Ó Snodaigh, Aengus. Information on Jonathan O'Brien  Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien  O’Brien, Jonathan.
Information on Brian Stanley  Zoom on Brian Stanley  Stanley, Brian. Information on Peadar Tóibín  Zoom on Peadar Tóibín  Tóibín, Peadar.
Information on Mick Wallace  Zoom on Mick Wallace  Wallace, Mick.  

Tellers: Tá, Deputies Paul Kehoe and Emmet Stagg; Níl, Deputies Joe Higgins and Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

Question declared carried.


Last Updated: 08/03/2013 17:11:47 First Page Previous Page Page of 363 Next Page Last Page