McGrath, Michael

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 773 No. 3

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Order of Business

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 12 be agreed to.”
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Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages

Amendment put.
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Written Answers - Broadband Services

Asked the minister: the average broadband speeds available to residential and business customers in towns of less than 10,000 persons and in the open countryside; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Credit Review Office

Asked the minister: if he has plans to review the effectiveness of the Credit Review Office; if he will provide details of any such review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Tax Reliefs

Asked the minister: if approval given by Fáilte Ireland to a company (details supplied) of development and marketing plan under section 495(6) of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 for the purpose of applying for relief u...More Button

Written Answers - Bank Branch Closures

Asked the minister: if he or the Central Bank of Ireland has received proposals for branch closures from the covered institutions; if he will provide a breakdown of the number of closures proposed for each covered insti...More Button

Written Answers - Liquor Licences

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the number of validly renewed alcohol licences in the off-trade and on-trade for each of the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Written Answers - Financial Services Regulation

Asked the minister: the position regarding the Central Bank of Ireland investigations into possible mis-selling of payment protection insurance by regulated entities; if he will confirm the scale of the problem; and whe...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Yield

Asked the minister: the amount of money received in 2012 from the levy imposed on private pension funds; and if he will provide a breakdown of the way that revenue is to be spent in 2012. More Button

Written Answers - National Asset Management Agency

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the number of court cases that the National Asset Management Agency has taken or plans to take to secure reversal of asset transfers by NAMA debtors which the agency bel...More Button

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the number of inquiries and formal applications made to the National Asset Management Agency by debtors and tenants for a rent reduction since the issuing by NAMA of the...More Button

Written Answers - Mortgage Arrears

Asked the minister: if he will provide a progress report on the implementation of the Keane report on mortgage arrears. More Button

Written Answers - Banking Sector Regulation

Asked the minister: the position regarding the reports completed by a company (details supplied) into certain corporate governance matters at the former Irish Nationwide Building Society; if the reports have been referr...More Button

Written Answers - National Treasury Management Agency

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the number of persons employed by the National Treasury Management Agency, showing the details for National Asset Management Agency staff separately, who received bonus ...More Button

Written Answers - Bank Guarantee Scheme

Asked the minister: if he will show separately for each covered institution the amount of senior bonds, presenting figures separately for secured and unsecured, repaid since the original bank guarantee of September 2008...More Button

Asked the minister: the amount of losses that have been imposed to date on subordinated bondholders at the covered institutions since the introduction of the original bank guarantee in September 2008; and if he will mak...More Button

Written Answers - Exchequer Deficit

Asked the minister: his estimate, based on all currently available information, including the projected deficits for 2013, 2014 and 2015 set out in the recent stability programme update and the maturity of Government bo...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code

Asked the minister: the cost to the Exchequer of each of a 5 cent, 10 cent and 20 cent reduction in tax excise and VAT included on consumer liquid motor fuels. More Button

Written Answers - National Pensions Reserve Fund

Asked the minister: the amount of funding left in the discretionary portfolio of the National Pensions Reserve Fund; if he will confirm his plans for this funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Banks Recapitalisation

Asked the minister: if the issue of burden sharing with senior bondholders was raised by the ECB, in the context of the recapitalisation of the Spanish banking system, at the meeting of eurozone finance Ministers on 9 J...More Button

Written Answers - Revenue Commissioners Investigations

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the Revenue Commissioners’ investigation under way into a syndicate of almost 200 individuals using an intricate offshore tax avoidance scheme; if he will provide an ind...More Button

Written Answers - National Asset Management Agency

Asked the minister: the amount of fees incurred by the National Asset Management Agency in respect of the appointment of receivers to the National Asset Management Agency debtors in each of the years 2010, 2011 and to d...More Button

Written Answers - Banks Recapitalisation

Asked the minister: the values he or the National Pensions Reserve Fund place on the State’s share holding in any of the covered institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Bond Markets

Asked the minister: when Ireland will return to the international bond markets in view of the IMF requirement that there must be certainty concerning the funding of a programme country at least 12 months in advance of w...More Button

Written Answers - Bank Debt Restructuring

Asked the minister: if he has set a target level down to which to bring Ireland’s debt to GDP ratio, as an outcome of the negotiations currently under way in respect of Ireland’s banking debt; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence

Asked the minister: if he has any plans to publish correspondence between his Department and the ECB in the autumn of 2010 dealing with the question of the then Irish Government’s efforts to impose losses on senior bond...More Button

Written Answers - Central Bank Investigations

Asked the minister: if he will provide a detailed update on the ongoing investigation by the Central Bank into certain matters at the former Anglo Irish Bank and the former Irish Nationwide Building Society; if he will ...More Button

Written Answers - Economic Growth

Asked the minister: when he will officially review the growth forecast for 2012 and 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Revenue Commissioners Investigations

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the number and overall value of civil court judgments secured by the Revenue Commissioners in respect of taxation liabilities in each of the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and t...More Button

Written Answers - Fiscal Policy

Asked the minister: his views on the overall composition of the fiscal adjustment in budget 2013, with a breakdown between capital and current spending and taxation measures, in view of the commitments in the memorandum...More Button

Written Answers - Mortgage Arrears

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the percentage of banks' mortgage books, including both owner-occupier and buy-to-let mortgages, in arrears of 90 days or more; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Written Answers - Credit Unions

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the recapitalisation of credit unions to date; if he is satisfied that the recapitalisation fund will be sufficient to withstand losses that the sector is facing; the po...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code

Asked the minister: if he remains committed to honouring the programme for Government commitment not to increase income tax rates or to adjust bands or credits for the remainder of the lifetime of this Government. More Button

Written Answers - Bank Codes of Conduct

Asked the minister: if he will outline, for each covered institution, the bank's policy in regard to the acceptance of gifts or hospitality by its senior management from the bank’s debtors; the policy of the Central Ban...More Button

Written Answers - Bank Debt Restructuring

Asked the minister: if he is reassured that IBRC is using every possible opportunity, with particular regard to the review and renewal of loan agreements, to ensure the maximum security is put in place in respect of the...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Collection

Asked the minister: the approximate number of income tax cases for which no income tax liability will arise in 2012; the proportion of all income tax cases this represents; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

Asked the minister: the persons registered for payment of the domicile levy; his views on the operation of the tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Fuel Laundering

Asked the minister: the progress made to date in relation to tackling the illegal sale of diesel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Tobacco Smuggling

Asked the minister: if he is satisfied that the Revenue Commissioners have sufficient resources to combat tobacco smuggling; the progress made to date in tackling the problem; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Written Answers - Banks Recapitalisation

Asked the minister: if he will provide Allied Irish Banks' outstanding maturity schedule of bonds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Economic Growth

Asked the minister: the reason the Central Statistics Office in 2012 has revised the GDP projections for 2009 and 2010; if he will outline the impact of the revisions published by the CSO on the end of year General Gove...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Asked the minister: if he will hold discussions with the pension industry with a view to securing a reduction in the fees charged or management and administration of pension funds as a means of offsetting the negative e...More Button

Written Answers - Mortgage Applications

Asked the minister: the number of persons who have applied for residential mortgages to the banks each year for the past five years; the number of approvals; the corresponding numbers to date in 2012; and if he will mak...More Button

Asked the minister: the current duration for which mortgage approval is valid once granted for each of the covered banks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - European Stability Mechanism

Asked the minister: when Ireland will make its first capital contribution to the European Stability Mechanism; the size of the contribution; the way it will be funded; the dates on which future contributions are due to ...More Button

Written Answers - Economic Growth

Asked the minister: if he is concerned by the contraction in GNP over the past three quarters; the implications of this trend for employment and future taxation revenue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Sale of State Assets

Asked the minister: if he will clarify the agreement with the EU-IMF-ECB in relation to the sale of State assets, including details of what has been agreed on the value of assets to be sold and the timeframe for their s...More Button

Written Answers - Flood Relief

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the funding allocated to Cork County Council and Cork City Council for each of the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012 in respect of flood alleviation works; if h...More Button

Written Answers - Carer’s Allowance

Asked the minister: the position regarding a carer’s allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

Written Answers - Programme for Government

Asked the minister: if she remains committed to honouring the programme for Government commitment not to reduce basic social welfare rates during the remainder of the lifetime of this Government. More Button

Written Answers - Non-Principal Private Residence Charge

Asked the minister: the number of properties registered for the non-principal private residence tax; the proportion this represents of all residential properties in the country; his views on the level of compliance with...More Button

Written Answers - House Prices

Asked the minister: when the register of residential house prices envisaged in discussions with the troika will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Drug Seizures

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the number of drug seizures in Cork City and county for 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; and the quantity, type and value of drug seizures involved. More Button

Written Answers - National Lottery Funding

Asked the minister: the position regarding the national lottery grant application in respect of an organisation (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the minister: the position regarding an appointment for surgery for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button


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