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Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Motor Insurance Costs
Charlie McConalogue

74. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Finance the status of progress on addressing the cost of motor insurance; the steps that have been implemented to date; the steps that are yet to be carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27268/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Mortgage Arrears Information and Advice Service
Tom Neville

75. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Finance if there is a law to protect persons in their homes if they are in arrears in making mortgage payments if they can show they have made an effort to engage with the banks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27269/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Fiscal Policy
Pearse Doherty

76. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the impact on the fiscal space and the financial contractual obligations to consultants being honoured operating under the 2008 consultants' contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27276/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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House Purchase Schemes
Catherine Murphy

77. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Finance if an analysis or a survey has been undertaken to measure the uptake and success of the help to buy scheme; if the scheme will be extended and or modified in budget 2019 to take into account market increases in the valuations of dwellings for sale; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27278/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Special Savings Incentive Scheme
Michael McGrath

78. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the cost by year of running the special savings incentive accounts for each of its operations; the number of SSIA accounts created; the average cost per account; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27305/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Tax Code
Michael McGrath

79. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the cost of implementing a flat rate of taxation on dividend income of 20%, 30% and 40% respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27306/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Property Tax
Darragh O'Brien

80. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance the first and full year cost of allowing the local property tax as a deductible expense against rental income. [27308/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Mortgage Interest Relief Data
Darragh O'Brien

81. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance the first and full year cost of increasing mortgage interest relief at 5% intervals up to 100% for rental income. [27309/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Tax Credits
Darragh O'Brien

82. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance the first and full year cost of the full reintroduction of a rental tax credit based on the system in place on 7 December 2010. [27310/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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VAT Rate Application
Darragh O'Brien

83. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance the first and full year cost of reducing VAT on residential construction from 13.5% to 9%. [27313/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Tax Credits
Darragh O'Brien

84. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost of introducing a new affordable housing tax credit whereby landlords would not have to pay tax on rental income for properties let over a five year period at affordable levels. [27314/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Public Sector Pay
Bríd Smith

85. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to renew FEMPI legislation in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27210/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Office of Public Works Properties
Pat Deering

86. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans for the old Garda barracks building in Wexford town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27165/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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State Bodies Data
Michael McGrath

87. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of positions on the board in respect of the board of agencies and commercial State companies under his Department’s aegis in tabular form; the quorum required for a board meeting; the number of ministerial appointee vacancies on the board to date; the length of time the ministerial appointee vacancy has been present for each vacancy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27225/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Appointments to State Boards
Mary Butler

88. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the grievance mechanisms in place if a person is of the view that they have been wrongly excluded from being appointed by the Public Appointments Service to the board of the DAA. [27292/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Public Sector Pensions
Paul Kehoe

89. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) will have a pension penalty if service is broken; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27270/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Capitation Grants
Michael Healy-Rae

90. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the student capitation grants will be restored to their full amounts (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27125/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
Paul Murphy

91. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of exempting refugees and asylum seekers from the three year residency requirement to avail of SUSI grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27188/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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State Bodies Data
Michael McGrath

92. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of positions on the board in respect of the board of agencies and commercial State companies under his Department’s aegis in tabular form; the quorum required for a board meeting; the number of ministerial appointee vacancies on the board to date; the length of time the ministerial appointee vacancy has been present for each vacancy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27218/18]

Thu, 21 Jun 2018

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Schools Building Projects
Catherine Murphy

93. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to correspondence (details supplied) regarding a school building project in Maynooth, County Kildare; the action he is taking to ensure that the project is completed within the original timeline; the progress made to date in appointing a new contractor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27265/18]