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Archive for November, 2006

Government Unwilling or Unable to Act on Issue of Stamp Duty and First Time Buyers

The Government is at sixes and sevens on the issue of stamp duty and the problems faced by first-time buyers. There is scope for a great deal of imaginative tax reform in this area, but the Government seems unwilling or unable to act on the issue, I told the Seanad this week.

To be fair to the Government, this is a massively complicated issue. The abolition of or reduction in stamp duty is not a simple issue. It is not easy to work out what would happen in certain circumstances. In fact, nobody knows the answer to that question.
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For a Hospital to be Located in Accordance with Political Convenience is Unacceptable

I congratulate the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Deputy Brian Lenihan, on his decision to review the location of the planned children’s hospital especially since the location proposed is the Mater Hospital, which is in the Taoiseach’s constituency

Some reports suggested that it was predestined to do so, which is quite alarming for others involved in the controversy.
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