Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Ceisteanna (83, 84, 85)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

83. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide a tabular breakdown of the revenue generated by pay as you earn tax for income brackets of €5,000 beginning with the €0 to €5,000 bracket for 2013 and the expected revenue for 2014 if there were no changes to the current rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33860/13]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

84. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide a tabular breakdown of the revenue generated by pay as you earn tax by age group in brackets of 5 years beginning with 15 to 20 year olds for 2013 and the expected revenue for 2014 if there were no changes made to the current rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33861/13]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

85. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide a breakdown of revenue generated by pay as you earn by gender for 2013 and the expected revenue for 2014 if there were no changes to the current rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33862/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

It would be far better if judges were appointed in a transparent manner, after interviews, with qualifications and brought before Oireachtas committees in order that Members of both Houses and all parties could examine them in a demanding way and that they would have to be seen, not just by the Oireachtas but the public, to have the necessary qualifications to fill these particularly serious roles in society.

It is well known that representations, particularly in the District Court, are made regularly by politicians to politicians to appoint their people, and then they fly through what is known as JAAB.