Wright, G. V.

Wednesday, 31 May 1995

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 143 No. 13

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Order of Business.

The Leader has obviously done his research. We agree to the Order of Business. If recommendations are pushed to a vote, will there be one after each of the two or three hour sections?More Button

I refer to the dispute at the Irish Press. Having listened to the Minister for Enterprise and Employment, Deputy Richard Bruton's reply in the Dáil yesterday, I urge the Government — I know the Leade...More Button

Finance Bill, 1995 [Certified Money Bill]: Committee and Final Stages.

On a point of order, we would like to vote now otherwise the Chair will not be in a position to call one.More Button

Has there been any examination of cigarette sales after a price increase at budget time? Various organisations with views on cigarette smoking believe extra excise on cigarettes affects people's smok...More Button

I asked the question because various Ministers for Health over the last number of years held the view that people should not smoke. Given the revenue aspect of this, how does the Minister for Finance ...More Button

It has gone the other way.More Button

Is that related to a licence being given to a racetrack for a Sunday or Monday meeting?More Button

Point to point, is it?More Button

It is the track?More Button

Is it annual?More Button

That is right, yes. Question put and agreed to. Section 112 agreed to. SECTION 113. Question proposed: “That section 113 stand part of the Bill.”More Button

Does that relate to the idea, with which I totally agree, that we should allow on-course betting? In the last six months there was an experiment at Leopardstown where on-course betting was allowed on...More Button

As a racegoer myself, may I ask the Minister to encourage such on-track facilities? The Irish Horseracing Authority has seen the merits of this experiment, which is in the interests of both the track...More Button

Not yet.More Button

I do not want to bore those in the horticultural industry but the point I want to raise is important. I asked the Minister last night how and when he intended this to be in operation. This is seen as...More Button

Section 35 provides pilot schemes for enterprise zones. I hope they are successful and I have recommended them for some time. The Minister should now consider a recommendation made in the Culliton r...More Button

I am not looking for Malahide to be given status but I commend the Minister for this initiative which I am sure will be successful. For the past six months Balbriggan Town Commissioners — the Ministe...More Button

This side of the House supports and welcomes many of the initiatives in the Bill. We wish the Minister well and hope that many of the innovative tax initiatives in various sectors of the business wor...More Button

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