Noonan, Michael

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 756 No. 1

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I thank those Members who contributed to this debate. Committee Stage will allow us to examine all the Bill’s details over several days. It is somewhat depressing during a debate on a finance Bill to...More Button

It took the Republican movement 25 years to wreck the economy in Northern Ireland. Fianna Fáil did the job down here quicker than that and without firing a shot. Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have ...More Button

It is probably no wonder they find it hard to come up with constructive ideas when it comes to debating legislation like the Finance Bill. We have a scattering of socialists in the Opposition who stil...More Button

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Finance Bill 2012: Referral to Select Sub-Committee

I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Sub-Committee on Finance pursuant to Standing Order 82A(3)(a) (6)(a). Question put and agreed to.More Button

Topical Issue Debate - Financial Services Regulation

I thank the Deputy for raising this important issue. The issue the House is debating is whether a financial service provider which has been found by the Financial Services Ombudsman to have acted in ...More Button

On 5 January 2012 the Financial Services Ombudsman wrote to my Department. He referred to several of the submissions in which concern was expressed about how information on the complaints record of f...More Button

Written Answers - Financial Services Regulation

Was asked: if he will report on the events surrounding the removal of a person (details supplied). More Button

The matter raised by the Deputy is a regulatory matter which does not fall within my remit as Minister for Finance. I am advised by the Central Bank that the matter referred to by the Deputy dates ba...More Button

Written Answers - Mortgage Repayments

Was asked: the steps he will take with mortgage providers to request that they freeze all mortgage accounts of residents of Priory Hall, Dublin, with no effect on credit rating, pending resolution of the proble...More Button

Was asked: the steps he will take with the Bank of Ireland, the EBS and the Bank of Scotland Ireland to request them to comply with the application by Priory Hall home purchasers for a moratorium on their mortg...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 63 and 70 together. I am conscious of the difficult situation that the residents of Priory Hall find themselves in. The lending institutions in Ireland, including thos...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Reliefs

Was asked: the tax expenditure per year since 2007 associated with the rent-a-room relief in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the cost to the Exchequer of income tax relief for the rent a room scheme for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009, the latest year for which the necessary det...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code

Was asked: the taxation that applies to patent royalties; the specific changes that have occurred on an annual basis since 2009; the yield from tax on patent royalties from 2009 to 2011 and the expected yield i...More Button

I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that income from patent royalties is normally received in the form of a licence fee from licensing out the patent and that, for companies, such income is gene...More Button

Was asked: his plans to publish an annual tax expenditure report as recommended in the Commission on Taxation report 2009; if he will consider including such a proposal in the Finance Bill 2012 on Committee Sta...More Button

The Office of the Revenue Commissioners is the main source of statistics and data on tax incentives and expenditure. They provide costs of tax credits, allowances and reliefs in their Annual Statisti...More Button

Was asked: the taxes applied to sulphur dioxide, SO2, and nitrogen oxides, NOx, emissions; if there are none, if he will consider implementing such a charge as applies in Denmark and Sweden; and if he will make...More Button

There is currently no tax based on sulphur dioxide or nitrogen oxide emissions. The Deputy may wish to note that a carbon tax was introduced in respect of fossil fuels and was increased from €15 per ...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Reliefs

Was asked: if he will consider extending the mortgage interest relief scheme to those who purchased their first property in 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The position is as I stated in my Budget day speech, that the Government has now fulfilled its commitment contained in the Programme for Government to increase the rate of mortgage interest relief to ...More Button

Was asked: his views regarding tax breaks for persons who wish to come here to provide employment (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Deputy will be aware that the number one priority of the Government is jobs. The Special Assignee Relief Programme (SARP) is designed to help attract key individuals to the Irish based operations...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Was asked: the numbers of persons employed in his Department and agencies thereof whose gross salary as of the latest date available was in each of the bands (details supplied); and if he will make a statement ...More Button

In the time allowed it is not possible to provide a detailed response to the Deputy. However, details in respect of my Department are outlined as follows: For administrative purposes, the 0-10K brac...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code

Was asked: if he has considered a proposal (details supplied) as part of the examination of the rebalancing of the excise tax structure in the context of the Finance Bill 2012; his views that the proposal, if i...More Button

The Deputy will be aware that Ireland has the highest prices and excise duty levels for cigarettes in the EU and already applies a high specific duty element and a low ad valorum element in setting it...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Reliefs

Was asked: if the provisions of the Finance Bill that offer additional mortgage interest relief to first-time buyers who purchased their homes between 2004 and 2008 can be extended to second and third-time buye...More Button

The position is as I stated in my Budget day speech, that the Government has now fulfilled its commitment contained in the Programme for Government to increase the rate of Mortgage Interest Relief to ...More Button


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