Higgins, Joe

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 761 No. 3

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Leaders’ Questions

There is no free water; we pay for it through our taxes.More Button

Then fix the bloody pipes.More Button

Deputy Buttimer cannot even get his geography right.More Button

Look at the evidence. Water usage per household——More Button

There is no evidence——More Button

Order of Business

Question put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Notwithstanding what the Taoiseach said this morning, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Hogan, said yesterday that he was in favour——More Button

——of having water cut off to people’s homes.More Button

Yes, he did.More Button

No, but the legislative issue that arises, a Cheann Comhairle——More Button

——relates to the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1997. Section 12 removed the power of local authorities to implement water charges for homes and therefore removed the monstrous power to ...More Button

Well——More Button

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Hogan, in response to a journalist clearly indicated yesterday that this was his wish. That needs a legislative response.More Button

Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

The treaty on stability, coordination and government, otherwise known as the fiscal treaty, will do nothing to address the appalling effects of the current crisis in capitalism, whether that is in Ire...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code

Asked the minister: the basis for having three differing rates of VAT on the internment of ashes 23%, cremation plots 13.5% and burial plots 0%; if he will consider revising the rates charged on the internment of ashes ...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Asked the minister: the amount spent on advertising and on administration of the new household tax. More Button

Written Answers - Primary Care Strategy

Asked the minister: if direct Exchequer funding will be made available for the provision of a primary healthcare centre for Corduff Dublin 15 in view of the previous commitment by the Health Service Executive to revert ...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the minister: the amount of savings that have been achieved by increasing the price from €2 per week to €4.50 per day on meals-on-wheels in the Dublin 15 area; if any provision has been made to offer assistance to...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Asked the minister: the reason the Irish airlines superannuation scheme, the pension scheme for Dublin Airport Authority workers, has not been frozen in view of the uncertainty surrounding that scheme. More Button

Asked the minister: the reason Dublin Airport Authority workers are being forced to pay pension contributions into a scheme that is in severe financial difficulty and may not pay out any of the money they have put into ...More Button


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