Priority Questions

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  • 03.12.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance his views regarding the continued upward spiral in house prices and rent, the increasing concentration of property ownership in the hands of a small number of very large corporate investors, in terms of macro-economic stability and the capacity of ordinary families to access affordable accommodation; his proposed measures to deal with this situation; and if he wi

  • 03.12.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to introduce changes to the pay and file arrangements for 2015, particularly in respect of filing dates; his views that the need to give certainty as soon as possible for professional advisors and self-employed persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

     

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  • 03.12.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance if he has read the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report 2014; if so, his views regarding the staggering inequalities in the distribution and concentration of wealth here that it suggests; if on foot of this report it is now a matter of urgent priority to establish a database on wealth distribution here and a wealth tax to ensure greater equality in the distribution

  • 03.12.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance if junior bondholders who refused to share in Anglo Irish Bank's losses are likely to receive payments as a result of the liquidation process at Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

    - Pearse Doherty.

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  • 03.12.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance his plans for the future of the State's ownership of Allied Irish Bank; the reason for his recent comments in relation to the price of AIB shares; his plans to dispose of a stake in the bank in 2015; the way the proceeds of any such sale would be used; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

     

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  • 27.05.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance his views that sufficient protection is in place domestically for Irish customers of insurance companies who are regulated here for conduct of business purposes while being prudentially regulated overseas; his further views on the fact that Irish insurance consumers are exposed to inadequate prudential regulation of insurance companies in other countries; his vie

  • 27.05.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether the cumulative effect of lending restrictions on credit unions and the lack of clarity on the use of discretion by credit unions in lending is having a negative impact on the credit union movement’s ability to advance loans to their members and thereby contribute to economic recovery.

    - Peadar Tóibín.

  • 27.05.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance the way he can reconcile the view that the income tax burden is too high on low and middle income workers with the Government's policy of implementing new tax burdens on the same cohort with the property tax on workers' homes and water charges; and if he will report on the income tax increases which would be equivalent to these new burdens for average workers.

  • 27.05.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding the ongoing review of the National Asset Management Agency operations; when the review will come to a conclusion; if he is considering an early wind-up of NAMA; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

    - Michael McGrath.

    * For Priority answer on 27/05/2014 00:00:00
    Ref No: 23188/14

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  • 27.05.14

    To ask the Minister for Finance if he will release the letter of 19 November 2010 of Jean Claude Trichet or give a firm commitment that it will be available to the banking Inquiry; and if he will detail the communication he has with the ECB on this issue.

    - Peadar Tóibín.

    Reply

    Minister for Finance (Michael Noonan):