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Committee on the Future of Healthcare: Sláintecare Report

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The Social Democrats  welcome the publication today of a ten year plan for radical reform of Ireland’s broken health system. The Sláintecare plan aims to ensure that everybody in Ireland has access to an affordable, universal, single-tier healthcare system in which patients are treated promptly on the basis of need, rather than ability to pay. The report was produced by the cross-party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare which Read More

CIE Subvention

Dáil reply on CIE subvention to public transport services 2005-2014. Public Subvention to CIE has dropped by 32% since 2008.   Dáil Question No: 701   ​ To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the total subvention provided to CIE for each of the past ten years with a breakdown of the amount allocated to each of the CIE companies each year.. – Róisín Shortall. * For WRITTEN Read More

Reply from Commission for Energy Regulation

Reply from Commission for Energy Regulation this morning @ 9.12 am:   “Dear Mr Cassidy & Ms Shorthall, Thank you for contacting the Commission for Energy Regulation. The CER is currently progressing a revised water charges plan and associated decision with a view to publication in early January 2015.”      

Analysis of Irish Water Figures

An analysis of Irish Water figures provided to me and raised in the Dáil tonight…   Click here to view “The Cost of Collecting Water Charges” document as a PDF http://issuu.com/roisinshortalltd/docs/the_cost_of_collecting_water_charge

Dáil Reply on Bank Bonuses 4/11/2014

Dáil Reply on Bank Bonuses 4/11/2014   QUESTION NO:  306 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan) by Deputy Róisín Shortall for WRITTEN ANSWER on 04/11/2014 To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of revenue raised and the number of persons through the imposition of a 45% USC rate on bank bonuses with a breakdown by year. REPLY. Section 531AAD of the Taxes Consolidation Act Read More

Reply from Data Protection Commissioner on Irish Water

Reply today from office of Data Protection Commissioner in response to complaint I made about the possible use by Irish Water of data collected and held by them:   Dear Deputy Shortall, I have been asked by the Commissioner Helen Dixon to respond to you on her behalf. Thank you for your query in relation to concerns you are hearing about Irish Water’s proposed collection and use of personal data. This Read More

82% of income earners would not benefit from reduction in higher rate of income tax

Dáil reply on Thursday, 17 July, 2014   REPLY. I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that, estimated by reference to 2014 incomes, around 856,000 (39%) income earners are exempt from income tax:   75,700 self-employed income earners are exempt from Income Tax, this represents 35% of self-employed income earners and 3% of all income earners.   780,300 PAYE income earners are exempt from Income Tax, this represents 40% of Read More

Legislation designed to recoup over €20 million from insurance companies still not activated

Legislation that was passed last November by the Dáil and that was designed to recoup over €20 million from insurance companies has yet to be activated.   In a Dáil reply to me, Minister Joan Burton says it will be another two months before the legislation can be commenced.   Sections 13 and 14 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014 sought to address a long-standing anomaly whereby tax-payers Read More