53,000 MORE PEOPLE PAYING TAX AT HIGHER RATE THAN IN 2002

7 November 2003

Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance, Joan Burton TD has said today that new figures show that the percentage of taxpayers paying the higher rate of tax has increased dramatically from 27.89% in 2002 to 30.5% in 2003. “Figures released to me by Minister Charlie McCreevy in a parliamentary question this week indicate that the percentage … Continue reading 53,000 more people paying tax at higher rate than in 2002

MCCREEVY URGED TO CLARIFY INFORMATION ON SECTION 481 CLAIMS

6 November 2003

Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance, Joan Burton, T.D., said today that the Minister for Finance, Charlie McCreevy, must be more forthcoming with his information in respect of suspected abuses of Section 481 film relief. “It is incumbent on the Minister to spell out, in explicit terms, the nature of the suspected abuses, the number of … Continue reading McCreevy urged to clarify information on section 481 claims

BURTON RAISES BREAKDOWN OF LAW AND ORDER IN DUBLIN 15 IN DAIL

5 November 2003

Speech by Joan Burton TD on the issue of criminal events in Dublin West. I thank the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform for coming into the House this evening. I challenge him to show some sense of ministerial responsibility for the crisis in policing which is engulfing communities in Dublin 15 and other … Continue reading Burton raises breakdown of law and order in Dublin 15 in Dail

MCDOWELL “INDIFFERENT” TO LAW & ORDER BREAKDOWN IN D15

4 November 2003

Speaking during an adjournment debate in the Dail this evening, Labour Finance Spokesperson, Deputy Joan Burton, called on Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell, to “demonstrate a modicum of responsibility for the crisis of policing now engulfing communities in Dublin 15 and throughout Dublin West. Deputy Burton commented, “There have been three recent examples of serious … Continue reading McDowell “indifferent” to law & order breakdown in D15

CAPITAL UNDERSPEND UNDERMINING COMPETITIVENESS

4 November 2003

Press Office home » press office » listing Issued : Tuesday 4 November, 2003 Statement by Joan Burton TD Labour Spokesperson on Finance Charlie McCreevy is undermining Irish competitiveness through his failure to invest in the Irish economy. Today’s exchequer returns show that capital spending is running 19% below target for the first 10 months … Continue reading Capital underspend undermining competitiveness

MCCREEVY MUST GET DEVELOPMENT PLAN BACK ON TRACK

30 October 2003

“Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy must own up and take responsibility for getting the National Development Plan back on track.” It is widely accepted that, as a nation, we need to make a major and sustained investment in our economy. Yet Minister McCreevy has been cutting back on spending, and, as today’s report makes clear, has … Continue reading McCreevy must get development plan back on track

REFORM NEEDED INSTEAD OF CUTS IN RESPONSE TO REVIEW OF NDP

29 October 2003

“In today’s Irish Times we have a report on a leaked basis, of the content of the independent mid-term review of the National Development Plan carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute. A proper debate of this important independent assessment by the ESRI of the government’s conduct in respect of implementing the Plan … Continue reading Reform needed instead of cuts in response to review of NDP

MCCREEVY URGED TO GIVE ESTIMATE OF SUMS INVOLVED IN LATEST OFFSHORE TAX SCAMS

23 October 2003

As the Dail heads off for yet another week’s recess, compliant tax payers are left reeling at the latest series of revelations regarding off-shore tax evasion via accounts held in the Isle of Man. “Specifically, the Dail is entitled to demand from the Minister for Finance, an estimate of the amounts involved in the latest … Continue reading McCreevy urged to give estimate of sums involved in latest offshore tax scams

TAX FIGURES SHOW NEED TO TIGHTEN SCREW ON EVASION

16 October 2003

The disclosure at the Public Accounts Committee today by the Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Mr. Frank Daly, that a further €111m in unpaid tax had been recovered from people who held trust accounts in the Channel Islands is a stark reminder of the extent to which the well off were allowed to evade their … Continue reading Tax figures show need to tighten screw on evasion

BURTON CALLS FOR FULL REVIEW OF TAX LAWS ON RESIDENCY STATUS

11 October 2003

The Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance, Deputy Joan Burton, has called for a full review of the tax law in regard to residency status. Deputy Burton said that the current case involving Mr. Denis O’Brien highlighted once again the extent to which very wealthy people were able to buy homes abroad, thus claiming foreign residency … Continue reading Burton calls for full review of tax laws on residency status