Phelan, John Paul

Wednesday, 23 March 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 179 No. 18

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I move recommendation No. 1: In page 11, before section 2, but in Chapter 2, to insert the following new section: “2.—The Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 is amended by the insertion of the following new ...More Button

I understand why the Minister of State will not accept this recommendation and am aware that a review is in place. I thought a delegation from another parliament was visiting the House but did not rea...More Button

Exactly, but it also shows the power of the Seanad, which is more important. I will not get hung up on the phrasing of the review and urge the choosing of a policy somewhat similar to this. However, S...More Button

We are.More Button

I move recommendation No. 3: In page 13, before section 6, to insert the following new section: “6.—As respects the year of assessment 2005 and subsequent years of assessment section 473 of the Princi...More Button

What was that last figure?More Button

What is the cost of the actual change?More Button

I move recommendation No. 4: In page 17, before section 11, to insert the following new section: “11.—As respects the year of assessment 2005 and subsequent years of assessment the Principal Act is am...More Button

One of the Minister of State’s last comments was that he is happy with the Government’s policy in this area, having previously said that the Government has done nothing in this area for the past seven...More Button

I compliment Senator Mansergh on his comments, which are correct. We could all list off child care facilities. There are two or three major problems in this regard because one arm of Government does n...More Button

That was its purpose.More Button

Two groups in Kilkenny have sites and planning and they were superseded by a group that did not.More Button

I will pass on the details to the Minister of State.More Button

I move recommendation No. 5: In page 20, before section 16, to insert the following new section: “16.—The Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following new section 15A. ‘15A.—(1) In any y...More Button

I move recommendation No. 6: In page 49, line 11, to delete “6” and substitute “10”. The Bill provides that records be kept for a period of six years. My recommendation seeks that the retention period...More Button

I move recommendation No. 7: In page 50, before section 27, but in Chapter 4, to insert the following new section: “27.—Within three months of the passing of this Act, the Minister shall lay before th...More Button

Is the Minister of State in a position to know how many of our European colleagues are currently availing of this? Is Ireland the last country to achieve this derogation? Is derogation used much in ot...More Button

I move recommendation No. 8: In page 50, before section 27, but in Chapter 4, to insert the following new section: “27.—Section 268(A) of the Principal Act in the definition of ‘qualifying hospital’ i...More Button

As it will be included in the review I will withdraw the recommendation. Results from the review are due by the next budget. When will we have actual details of the review? Will it be announced on bud...More Button

Will it be published for Members’ or the public’s benefit before details are announced on budget day or will it be like the decentralisation announcement?More Button

I move recommendation No. 9: In page 98, before section 56, but in Chapter 6, to insert the following new section: “56. Section 67 of the Finance Act 2003 is amended in subsection (2) by inserting the...More Button

Recently I met a farmer who will lose ten acres of land to the Dublin-Waterford motorway. He is a man who never sold a site and has no intention of ever selling one. The only intention he has is to bu...More Button

There is no intention to sell the land. The Government is putting its hand into the landowner’s pocket.More Button

It is being taken off them.More Button

The Minister of State smiles a lot.More Button

It seems the breeze from Inchydoney has reached as far as the Chamber.More Button

Senators Mansergh and Ryan are correct in their observations on the provision of infrastructural projects in and around Dublin in that land acquisition represents a significant part of the cost. Howev...More Button

It is not one of the major costs. The farmer I mentioned from Bennett’s Bridge in County Kilkenny who has lost ten acres will not become a millionaire. Any inference from anyone in this Chamber or out...More Button

Will the Minister of State indicate that he will look seriously at the issue of reinvestment, particularly by farmers and householders? Those who lose their homes or land and seek to reinvest the mone...More Button

However, I refer to the situation of a farmer who has no intention of selling land but must surrender several acres to facilitate the development of road infrastructure. It is inappropriate that such ...More Button

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Recommendation put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

I move recommendation No. 10. In page 125, before section 99, to insert the following new section: “99.—Section 8 of the Principal Act (as amended) is hereby amended by deleting all occurrences of ‘€2...More Button

I agree with Senator Quinn’s recommendation and also profess a personal interest because I frequently buy hot food from garages, Superquinn and other outlets. The Senator is correct in that this is th...More Button

West Link Toll Bridge: Motion.

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button


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