DÁIL SPEECH ON FINANCE BILL

Budget 2020 needed to be a dynamic, proactive budget to protect the incomes of our people facing the challenge of Brexit and climate change actions. In the event, two weeks ago, the budget was a regressive imposition on huge cohorts of society, effectively cutting the real incomes of families and citizens on social protection and those in lower-paid jobs. Despite the concerns repeatedly expressed by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council and civil society agencies like Social Justice Ireland, and the regressive increase in carbon tax, there was no attempt to widen the tax base and lessen Ireland’s serious tax dependence on the corporation tax being paid by a small number of multinational companies. As Deputy Michael McGrath said earlier, 45% of it is paid by just ten companies.

Despite much good work being done by the Department of Finance in the tax strategy group papers, for which we thank the Department, there was no effort whatsoever in budget 2020 to address the huge cost of tax expenditures to the Irish Exchequer, excepting the Minister’s effort to address the very serious and growing risk from the hard Brexit that has now been approved in principle by the UK House of Commons. Budget 2020 was largely a non-event. The Finance Bill 2019 before us is a fairly similar exercise, which despite a number of major insertions into the tax code, does nothing to ease the tax burden on lower-income citizens and families or address the medium and longer-term sustainability of corporation tax and the ongoing large annual leakage from national revenue through tax expenditures.

Almost one third of the Bill concerns a new Part 35A of the principal Act to reform the provisions on transfer pricing in section 26 and a new Part 35C to implement the EU Directive 2016/1164 on hybrid mismatches in section 30. Transfer pricing refers to aspects of inter-company pricing arrangements between related business entities and includes inter-company tangible and intangible property transfers and finance transfers. The changes on transfer pricing are being introduced to bring our tax legislation into line with the 2017 OECD transfer pricing guidelines, and this new Part 35A of the principal Act will apply from 1 January 2020.

I understand that Irish transfer pricing rules currently apply to trading transactions that are chargeable to tax under Schedule D class 1 or class 2 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. The new rules respond to reforms proposed in the Coffey review of the Irish corporation tax code, which is welcome. The new section on transfer pricing also follows on from the Department of Finance feedback statement following the earlier public consultation. Of course, the OECD 2017 transfer pricing guidelines in section 26 replace the existing 2010 guidelines. The new section extends the transfer pricing rules to cover cross-border non-trading transactions. It removes the pre-July 2010 exemption for grandfathered arrangements and extends the rules for national capital transactions.

It is to be hoped the new rules will bring less bureaucratic transfer pricing documentation to SMEs. It has to be asked, however, what real impact this modernisation of transfer pricing rules will have on increasing tax flows to the Exchequer. Is it expected that companies will utilise further tax avoidance measures around transfer pricing? Other Deputies referred to this. It is like a cat-and-mouse struggle the whole time with some of these companies. I note for example that the budget 2020 tax policy changes report published by the Department of Finance with budget 2020 gives a yield of only €10 million in a full year from both the transfer pricing and anti-hybrid rules changes. That is a very small sum in the context of the massive flows of money in these companies.

The new 11-chapter amendment in section 30, inserted into the principal Act after Part 35B, concerns hybrid mismatches and also further implements EU Directive 2016/1164 of July 2016. This is the EU anti-tax avoidance directive, ATAD, and the aim of the new anti-hybrid rules is to prevent arrangements that exploit differences in the tax treatment of a financial instrument or entity under the tax codes of two or more jurisdictions to produce a tax advantage in the so-called hybrid arrangement. Associated enterprises are defined as holding a certain percentage, 25% or 50%, of the shares, voting rights or rights to profit in another entity or if there is another company that holds that percentage in both entities. Companies included in the same consolidated financial statement, or where one entity has significant influence on the management of another, will also be considered associated companies under the new Part 35C of the principal Act.

The new chapters 7, 8 and 9 of this Part on tax residency mismatches, on imported mismatch outcomes and on so-called structured arrangements seem valuable innovations into the Irish tax code. We will get a chance to discuss them further on Committee Stage. Will the senior Minister confirm that all the specific situations set out in ATAD, which goes through very specific situations, are now covered by the new Part 35C? The new rules apply especially in fund and financing structures when companies make payments that give rise to a tax deduction in Ireland, but no other country taxes the associated receipt by reason of hybridity. The types of mismatch outcomes that may arise seem very complex and may be difficult for Revenue to police when they come into effect after 1 January next year, given that hybrid financial instruments are broadly those that are treated as debt in one jurisdiction but as equity in another. The hybrid entity is often seen as opaque in one jurisdiction, often in our jurisdiction, but transparent in another.

Last year the Parliamentary Budget Office, PBO, produced an interesting briefing on tax expenditures in Ireland, briefing paper 13 of 2018. This was in response to requests from a number of members of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, including me and Deputy Boyd Barrett, for more information and consideration of the massive cost of tax expenditures. Indeed, I raised this very issue with the Taoiseach on Leaders’ Questions shortly after he took office. I think it was the first time I did Leaders’ Questions with him. The Parliamentary Budget Office report called for a definitive list of benchmark measures and tax expenditures that are in effect in Ireland. The PBO also asked for alternative measures for estimating the cost of tax expenditures given the underlying inherent weaknesses in the standard revenue forgone method, which I think the Department is still using. The final revenue forgone methodology incorporating behavioural effects and the introduction of different policy measures were advocated, rightly, by the PBO, which also asked that the data provided by the Revenue Commissioners and the data of the Department of Finance should be consolidated, notwithstanding general data protection regulation, GDPR, and privacy considerations, in respect of the cost of tax expenditures.

While there has been some improvement in the review process for tax expenditures by the Department of Finance, the PBO and the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, of which I am a member, have also called for systematic ex antereviews of all tax expenditures to assess their appropriateness and planned implementation. However, there is no such detailed ex anteevaluation for changes in this Finance Bill beyond the cursory estimates in the budget 2020 tax policy changes document. We do not know what a lot of these measures are going to cost or what kind of revenue they are going to bring in. On base erosion and profit shifting, BEPS, implementation for corporation tax, that document estimates the anti-hybrid rules changes and the reforms of transfer pricing together as worth just an additional €12 million to the Exchequer, as I said earlier.

A key criticism in the PBO report on tax expenditures is that, once enacted, tax expenditures are not subject to regular parliamentary debate and scrutiny, unlike directly voted expenditure, where we can keep coming back to areas like health and housing. The cost of these tax expenditures is massive. The PBO estimates the cost at €4 to €5 billion per annum in 2014 and 2015 and at more than €5 billion in 2016. The research and development tax credit alone was costed at €670 million in 2016 at its last review; capital acquisitions tax, CAT, agricultural relief cost €141 million in 2017; and film industry relief cost €88 million in 2015. In the same year, relief supporting business cost €559 million and the cost of tax expenditures relating to share-based remuneration cost almost €74 million in 2016. These are massive expenditures by the State. My colleague, Deputy Connolly, drew attention yesterday to an elderly woman waiting for five hours on a trolley and ending up on the ground in great distress for many hours. These are incredible expenditures in the context of what is wrong with health and housing.

This Finance Bill anticipates some of the serious difficulties for business as we face into some type of Brexit, and it looks like the Brexit on the side of England, Scotland and Wales is going to be a very hard one. However, the costs of benefit-in-kind in section 5; the special assignee relief programme, SARP, in section 8; the key employee engagement programme, KEEP, in section 10; the living city initiative in section 17; distributions in section 22; and scientific and certain other research in section 24 must be closely invigilated. The budget 2020 tax policy changes report estimates the cost of all of these more or less together as being €80 million in total in a full year. Where is the breakdown on these tax expenditures and on the exact cost of these reliefs being rolled over into 2019? Deputy Paul Murphy has just spoken about SARP, a very unfair expenditure that is being rolled over to December 2022. It is hoped we should have a new Government by then. When the impact of direct taxes, such as the increase in carbon tax from €20 to €26 per tonne of carbon dioxide emitted in section 44, is examined, the Department of Finance is able to come up with a very precise figure of €130 million in a full year. Likewise, the introduction of a nitrogen dioxide charge in section 49 is estimated to bring in €25 million in a full year.

The Irish financial crash under the austerity Government spawned our current desperate homelessness and housing crises and the arrival of the vulture property companies, which were welcomed here by the former Minister for Finance, Deputy Noonan, who told us that vultures perform an essential task in the ecosystem by picking the carcass clean. In this case, however, the carcass comprised vulnerable Irish citizens and households. The Department of Finance prepared a valuable briefing on real estate investment funds, Irish real estate funds, IREFs, and section 110 companies in July 2019, as part of the tax strategy group papers. Deputies are grateful for all the work the Department has done in this regard, which has helped to inform us when we approached this Bill and has informed the work of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight and the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach. This explained the evolution of real estate investment trusts, REITs, as quoted companies and collective investment vehicles to hold rental property, which started in the United States in the 1960s and has now spread to more than 35 countries, including something like 14 EU countries, based on the principle that only the distributions are taxed.

The Kenny-Gilmore Government introduced a very pliable tax regime for these vehicles in the 2013 Finance Act. I refer to Part 25A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. Section 23 of the 2016 Finance Bill introduced a new tax regime for funds that hold IREF assets. During 2016 also, issues arose with the use of section 110 structures to avoid tax. Sections 28 and 29 of the present Bill on REITs and IREFs seem very small, positive steps to making these entities contribute a bit more fairly to the Exchequer, although the changes in the 2019 Bill for both REITs and IREFs seem to yield only €80 million in a full year. REITs will also be subject to tax where they claim deductions for payments that are not wholly linked to their property rental business.

As indicated in budget 2020, IREFs, will be subject to tax at 20% on certain deemed income. I presume further details on REITs’ and IREFs’ tax returns and compliance measures will be available to us on Committee Stage.

Section 60, which inserts a new section 31D into the principal Act, seems an important useful anti-avoidance measure since stamp duty of 1% will apply where court-approved schemes of arrangements are used in acquiring Irish companies, including REITs. Given the increasing shift to private renting sponsored by this Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil Government, this Finance Bill, like every Finance Bill since the State was formed, clearly shows these parties relentlessly working on the side of the massive property and developer industry which has such powerful allies in the media and across the professional classes.

Will the day ever come when supernormal profits from this grotesque industry will be clearly and fairly taxed in a Finance Bill? Section 66 in Part 6 of the Bill introduces the new Chapter 3A implementing the mandatory automatic exchange of information in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements. The new clause 3A inserts EU directive 2018/822 of May 2018 amending directive 2011/16/EU into the Irish tax code. This also seems a welcome improvement to the principal Act. EU directive 2019/22 is colloquially known as DAC 6 and imposes new obligations on intermediaries or taxpayers who enter into certain cross-border arrangements. It facilitates the exchange of information between the tax authorities across the European Union and the intention is to detect and deter aggressive tax planning and tax avoidance with an EU cross-border context. Perhaps the Minister will expand on the role of intermediaries and hallmarks on Committee Stage.

One point I wish to mention, which I mentioned earlier at the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, is that when most legislation comes in here, Deputies receive a full and detailed background briefing on it. The only Bill on which we do not appear to receive such a briefing from the Library and Research Service or so far from the Parliamentary Budget Office is on the Finance Bill, which is a 120 page document. Perhaps that is something that the Ceann Comhairle, when he gets a chance, could take up on our behalf.

The Taoiseach, Deputy Varadkar, continually held out the prospect of tax improvements for ordinary taxpayers during the run-in to budget 2020. Of course, tax bands and credits are almost completely frozen in budget 2020 and this Finance Bill. The increase in the home carer credit to €1,600 in section 3 and the earned income credit to €1,500 in section 4 are very welcome, as is the one year extension of the reduced rate of USC for medical card holders.The other Chapter 4 income tax improvements, including the training allowance payments, other education related payments, and certain pension reliefs are also welcome. In general, however, relief for income tax payers on lower and middle incomes are totally lacking in this Finance Bill. This reality clearly shows the Government’s intention to make ordinary taxpayers and social protection recipients pay for the Brexit uncertainty and crisis and for climate action remedial measures, despite all the talk about dividends from hypothecated taxes and so on. There is no word of that in this Bill.

As report after report of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has urged, net policy spending can be significantly increased in desperately needed areas like health and social housing. This Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil regime, however, has resolutely set its face against measures like significant taxation of the property industry. In my budget submission to the Minister, I advocated, for example, an increase in the vacant site levy to 25% to deter land hoarding by developers which would realise more than €100 million a year and a 43% tax rate on earnings above €100,000 per annum, which would bring in nearly €400 million to the Exchequer.

A fortnight ago, the well-known economist, Mr. David McWilliams, cogently explained in The Irish Timesthat “taxing the ultra-wealthy makes economic sense”. Mr. McWilliams referred to estimates and data on the wealthiest cohort of Irish society. Both the European Central Bank’s Household Finance and Consumption Survey, HFCS, and the Credit Suisse Bank give revealing insights into wealth in this country. The European Central Bank’s HFCS shows that the top 5% of the Irish population owned almost 38% of all Irish wealth and the top 1% owned an extraordinary 27%. That would also include land, valuable assets, stocks, shares, etc. Mr. McWilliams reports that a sliding wealth tax of between 0.5% and 5% on the top 1% or 5% of the population would yield a minimum of €2 billion, that is putting 0.5% on the top 1%, up to an incredible €20 billion for the Exchequer, if 5% is put on the top 5% of the population, who control over a quarter of our wealth.

We had that discussion several times at the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, with Irish Fiscal Advisory Council and the Minister. There are resources and it is coming to a time, astonishingly, even in countries like the United States, where legislators are beginning to think seriously about returning to the kind of wealth tax and high-income regimes that we had right down to the Thatcher and Reagan period, where the wealthiest in society, those who can most bear the cost of providing a decent, humane health system, providing housing for those who need it, and providing public transport, where those people who have those resources can make a bigger contribution. Such a wealth tax would truly broaden the tax base but there will never be such an initiative in a budget or a Finance Bill in this country until we remove both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil from the leadership of Irish Governments.

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Tommy planting a tree at the 25th anniversary of Northside Partnership

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Tommy with Nessa Childers at Launch of her Campaign for Election to the European Parliament

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Garda District R Drugs Seizures

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No of addiction counsellors

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Linda Hayden Showing Plans for New Golden Years Seniors' Centre in Darndale

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St. Mary's Abbey, Howth

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Tommy with Cllr Paddy Bourke at Opening of New Belmayne Allotments

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Tommy at the Liffey

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Tommy's Mobile Information Clinic

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Tommy with Linda Hayden, CEO of the Darndale Belcamp Village Centre, at the Launch of New Golden Years Seniors' Centre

Tommy cutting the Ribbon to Officially Open the New Golden Years Seniors' Centre in Darndale
Tommy cutting the Ribbon to Officially Open the New Golden Years Seniors' Centre in Darndale

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Tommy with Representative from Blood Bikes' Leinster at Northside Shopping Centre

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Tommy speaking in Dáil Éireann

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Christmas Bonus Reinstatement Press Conference

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Social Solidarity Forum Meeting in Coolock

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Launch of Alternative Budget 2014

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Tommy with Michael D. Higgins

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Tommy with Independent Cllr Paddy Bourke

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Tommy at the Bonnybrook Parish Exhibition

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Tommy Acts as Chair of 31st Dail

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Tommy, Fr. Eoin, Cllr. Brian McDowell, Lord Mayor Andrew Montague

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With former Deputy Lord Mayor Anne Carter & Cllr McDowell

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Tommy with Lord Mayor Andrew Montague and DCC Deputy Area Manager Elaine Mulvenny

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Tommy Welcomes Kilbarrack Delegation to Dail

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Donaghmede Community Protest

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With Cllr. Cian O'Callaghan & Lord Mayor Emer Costello at Clongriffin Rail Opening

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Tommy Congratulates Kilbarrack Utd FC on 40 Years

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Tommy Raises Aer Lingus on the Order of Business

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Cllr. Brian McDowell at the Donaghmede Summer Festivel

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Tommy & Deputy Michael Conaghan

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Tommy & Joe Whitaker at Clongriffin DART Station

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Tommy on the Campaign Trail in Stapolin

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With Cllr. Cian O'Callaghan

Labour General Secretary Ita McAuliffe Welcomes Tommy Back to the Dail
Labour General Secretary Ita McAuliffe Welcomes Tommy Back to the Dail

Tommy Speaking in Dail Eireann Opposing Any Cuts to the Minimum Wage
Tommy Speaking in Dail Eireann Opposing Any Cuts to the Minimum Wage

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With Cllr. Peter Coyle at Portmarnock DART Station

Donaghmede Community Festival
Donaghmede Community Festival

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Tommy at the 30th Anniversary Stardust Memorial Mass

Holding a Special Dail Debate on Gold Shops
Holding a Special Dail Debate on Gold Shops

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Local Activist Roger Adamson P.C. picks up poster ties

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Tommy and Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Anne Carter at Climate Change Forum

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With Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore in Donaghmede

Tommy meets Fairfield Moatview Community Workers
Tommy meets Fairfield Moatview Community Workers

Tommy & Deputy Eamon Gilmore meet the Stardust Relatives and Victims Committee in Dail Eireann
Tommy & Deputy Eamon Gilmore meet the Stardust Relatives and Victims Committee in Dail Eireann

At Labour's Anti-NAMA Protest are Deputies Roisin Shortall, Mary Upton, Tommy Broughan and Willie Penrose
At Labour's Anti-NAMA Protest are Deputies Roisin Shortall, Mary Upton, Tommy Broughan and Willie Penrose

Tommy Broughan TD on the Dail Plinth
Tommy Broughan TD on the Dail Plinth

At Suttonians Rugby Club, Sutton
At Suttonians Rugby Club, Sutton

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Tommy and Senator Brendan Ryan at Broadmeadow Bridge Collapse

Tommy raises a number of illegal occupations in Dublin North East with the Justice Minister
Tommy raises a number of illegal occupations in Dublin North East with the Justice Minister

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Howth

Speaking at Labour's 2007 Conference
Speaking at Labour's 2007 Conference

Special Dail Irish Ferries Debate
Special Dail Irish Ferries Debate

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Tommy and Cllr Peter Coyle at Belmayne School Opening

Fingal Development Plan 2011 - 2017
Fingal Development Plan 2011 - 2017

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Tommy with Area Rep Brian McDowell, Cllr. Sean Kenny, Cllr. Peter Coyle, Cllr. Cian O'Callaghan and Fingal Mayor Ciaran Byrne at Clongriffin Railway Station Opening

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Bayside Shopping Centre

Donaghmede Estate Residents' Association Are Winners At The City Neighbourhood Awards 2010
Donaghmede Estate Residents' Association Are Winners At The City Neighbourhood Awards 2010

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National Road Safety Group PARC Brief Tommy In Dail Eireann

Tommy Meets the Victorious Seniors of Millwood Court At the City Neighbourhood Awards 2010
Tommy Meets the Victorious Seniors of Millwood Court At the City Neighbourhood Awards 2010

With Cllr. Brian McDowell & Community Leader Bernard Byrne
With Cllr. Brian McDowell & Community Leader Bernard Byrne

Highlighting the Plague of Graffiti at Donaghmede/Howth Junction DART Station
Highlighting the Plague of Graffiti at Donaghmede/Howth Junction DART Station

Keeping Out Of The Clutches of Michael O'Leary!
Keeping Out Of The Clutches of Michael O'Leary!

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Tommy's Leaders' Question on Dara Quigley

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Tommy's PQ with Finance on job losses in banks

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Tommy's speech on escooters

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Tommy's speech on Living Wage

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Tommy's speech on Budget 2020

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Tommy's speech on Finance Bill

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Tommy's PQ with Culture on Dublin Bay Biosphere

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Tommy's speech on Seanad Reform Report

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Tommy's PQ with Foreign Affairs on Armenia

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Tommy's PQ with Children of 22nd Oct

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Tommy's PQ with Education

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Tommy's introduction of Noise Pollution PMB

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Tommy's speech on History as Junior Cert subject

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Tommy's PQ with Transport on the RSA

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Tommy's speech on Firearms Bill

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Tommy's PQ with Justice on Halloween

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Tommy's Leaders on Housing

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Tommy's speech on AHBs

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Tommy's speech on Brexit Sept 19

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Tommy's PQ with Finance on IFAC

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Tommy's Topical Issue on Planning Regulator and North/South Fringe

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Tommy's Priority PQ with Social Protection on Budget2020

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Tommy's PQ with Foreign Affairs on embassies in the UK

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Tommy's Priority PQ with Health on PAS

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Tommy's PQ with Agriculture on tree felling

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Tommy's Leaders on Community Development and Crime

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Tommy's speech on the Judicial Council Bill

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Tommy's PQs with Transport

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Tommy's on Criminal Justice International Cooperation Bill 2019

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Tommy's intervention on greyhounds on questions on promised legislation

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Tommy's PQ with DPER on voted expenditure

Tommy's speech on Climate Action Plan
Tommy's speech on Climate Action Plan

Tommy's speech on battlegroups
Tommy's speech on battlegroups

Tommy's speech on SES
Tommy's speech on SES

Tommy's intro to Right to Housing Bill 2019
Tommy's intro to Right to Housing Bill 2019

Tommy's QandA on SES
Tommy's QandA on SES

Tommy's speech on carers
Tommy's speech on carers

Tommy's PQ to Finance on Eurozone Budget
Tommy's PQ to Finance on Eurozone Budget

Tommy's PQ on speeding
Tommy's PQ on speeding

Tommy's Topical Issues on murder in North Dublin
Tommy's Topical Issues on murder in North Dublin

Tommy's PQ with DESP on waiting times
Tommy's PQ with DESP on waiting times

Tommy's PQ on co-living
Tommy's PQ on co-living

Tommy's Defence PQ
Tommy's Defence PQ

Tommy's speech on Qualifications and Quality Assurance
Tommy's speech on Qualifications and Quality Assurance

Tommy's PQ on illegal dumping
Tommy's PQ on illegal dumping

Tommy's PQ on climate action
Tommy's PQ on climate action

Tommy on amendments to the Residential Tenancies Bill 2018
Tommy on amendments to the Residential Tenancies Bill 2018

Tommy's PQ on Brexit readiness
Tommy's PQ on Brexit readiness

Tommy's PQ on CCPC
Tommy's PQ on CCPC

Tommy's speech on Mother and Baby Homes
Tommy's speech on Mother and Baby Homes

Tommy's PQ with Justice on daylight savings
Tommy's PQ with Justice on daylight savings

Tommy's Priority PQ on disqualified drivers
Tommy's Priority PQ on disqualified drivers

Tommy's PQ with Justice on Personal Injury Claims
Tommy's PQ with Justice on Personal Injury Claims

Tommy's contribution 1 on Aircraft Noise Amds
Tommy's contribution 1 on Aircraft Noise Amds

Tommy's contribution 2 on Aircraft Noise Amds
Tommy's contribution 2 on Aircraft Noise Amds

Tommy's contribution on Greyhound Racing Bill amds
Tommy's contribution on Greyhound Racing Bill amds

Tommy QandA on National Broadband Plan
Tommy QandA on National Broadband Plan

Tommy on National Broadband Plan
Tommy on National Broadband Plan

Tommy's speech on amendments to the Greyhound Raching Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on amendments to the Greyhound Raching Bill 2018

Tommy's PER PQ on Brexit
Tommy's PER PQ on Brexit

Tommy's 1st contribution on amds to Aircraft Noise Bill
Tommy's 1st contribution on amds to Aircraft Noise Bill

Tommy's 2nd contribution on amds to Aircraft Noise Bill
Tommy's 2nd contribution on amds to Aircraft Noise Bill

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on illegal dumping
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on illegal dumping

Tommy's speech on revised estimates
Tommy's speech on revised estimates

Tommy's speech on the motion on Education and Homelessness
Tommy's speech on the motion on Education and Homelessness

Tommy's speech on PPPs and Carillion
Tommy's speech on PPPs and Carillion

Tommy's PQ on Dog Breeding Establishments
Tommy's PQ on Dog Breeding Establishments

Tommy's speech on Motion on Insurance
Tommy's speech on Motion on Insurance

Tommy's speech on Brexit Updates
Tommy's speech on Brexit Updates

Tommy's PQ on Social Workers
Tommy's PQ on Social Workers

Tommy's speech on prevention of family homelessness
Tommy's speech on prevention of family homelessness

Tommy's speech on No Deal Brexit Bill
Tommy's speech on No Deal Brexit Bill

Tommy's speech on drugs and alcohol task forces
Tommy's speech on drugs and alcohol task forces

Tommy's PQ to Foreign Affairs on EU Commissioner
Tommy's PQ to Foreign Affairs on EU Commissioner

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Crime
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Crime

Tommy's PQ on Further Revised Estimates
Tommy's PQ on Further Revised Estimates

Tommy's Topical Issue on NASRA
Tommy's Topical Issue on NASRA

Tommy's Priority PQ with Education
Tommy's Priority PQ with Education

Tommy's speaking on amendments to the Aircraft Noise Bill
Tommy's speaking on amendments to the Aircraft Noise Bill

Tommy's speech on Further Revised Estimates
Tommy's speech on Further Revised Estimates

Tommy on Topical Issue on Shane O'Farrell
Tommy on Topical Issue on Shane O'Farrell

Tommy's closing speech on Motion on Homelessness
Tommy's closing speech on Motion on Homelessness

Tommy's speech on the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018

Tommy's 1st contribution on Amendments to the Aircraft Noise Bill
Tommy's 1st contribution on Amendments to the Aircraft Noise Bill

Tommy's 2nd contribution to the Aircraft Noise Bill
Tommy's 2nd contribution to the Aircraft Noise Bill

Tommy's PQ on indexing social welfare rates
Tommy's PQ on indexing social welfare rates

Tommy's speech on Accessibility of Public Transport
Tommy's speech on Accessibility of Public Transport

Tommy's speech on the Motion on Homelessness - Intro
Tommy's speech on the Motion on Homelessness - Intro

Tommy's speech on directly elected mayors
Tommy's speech on directly elected mayors

Tommy's Leaders Question on Brexit
Tommy's Leaders Question on Brexit

Tommy's speech on No Consent, No Sale Bill 2019
Tommy's speech on No Consent, No Sale Bill 2019

Tommy's speech on National Surplus Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on National Surplus Bill 2018

Tommy's PQ to DPER on procurement and NCH
Tommy's PQ to DPER on procurement and NCH

Tommy's speech on the Residential Tenancies Amd No 2 Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Residential Tenancies Amd No 2 Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on Aircraft Noise Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Aircraft Noise Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on the European Council Meeting
Tommy's speech on the European Council Meeting

Tommy's PQ with Transport on Climate Friendly Transport Options
Tommy's PQ with Transport on Climate Friendly Transport Options

Tommy's speech on the Anti-Evictions Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Anti-Evictions Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on IHREC Gender Pay Gap Info Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on IHREC Gender Pay Gap Info Bill 2017

Tommy's amendment on the Social Welfare Bill on ENP and unforeseen
Tommy's amendment on the Social Welfare Bill on ENP and unforeseen

Tommy's speech on European Investment Fund Agreement Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on European Investment Fund Agreement Bill 2018

Tommy's PQ with DPER on Climate Change
Tommy's PQ with DPER on Climate Change

Tommy's PQ with Culture on WWF report
Tommy's PQ with Culture on WWF report

Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on Older People
Tommy's speech on Older People

Tommy's speech on Brexit
Tommy's speech on Brexit

Tommy's PQ to Finance on National Debt
Tommy's PQ to Finance on National Debt

Tommy's priority PQ with Minister for Housing on social housing targets
Tommy's priority PQ with Minister for Housing on social housing targets

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Housing on Constitutional Right to Housing
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Housing on Constitutional Right to Housing

Tommy's speech on Apprenticeships
Tommy's speech on Apprenticeships

Tommy's PQ on dog breeding establishments
Tommy's PQ on dog breeding establishments

Tommy's speech on PIAB
Tommy's speech on PIAB

Tommy's PQs with Children on FRCs and homeless children
Tommy's PQs with Children on FRCs and homeless children

Tommy's grouped priority PQ with DPER on pay equalisation
Tommy's grouped priority PQ with DPER on pay equalisation

Tommy's PQ with DPER on the Health Vote
Tommy's PQ with DPER on the Health Vote

Tommy's PQ with DPER on Dept Expenditure
Tommy's PQ with DPER on Dept Expenditure

Tommy's speech on Sale of Illicit Gods
Tommy's speech on Sale of Illicit Gods

Tommy's speech on Finance Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Finance Bill 2018

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Tax Expenditures
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Tax Expenditures

Tommy's speech on nomination of Member to Government
Tommy's speech on nomination of Member to Government

Tommy's PQs with Justice on MITs
Tommy's PQs with Justice on MITs

Tommy's speech on Quads and Scramblers
Tommy's speech on Quads and Scramblers

Tommy's speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2018

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Caranua Appeals Officer Report
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Caranua Appeals Officer Report

Tommy's speech on Gender Budgeting Report
Tommy's speech on Gender Budgeting Report

Tommy's speech on Budget 2019
Tommy's speech on Budget 2019

Tommy's speech on Motion on Engagement with Investment Funds
Tommy's speech on Motion on Engagement with Investment Funds

Tommy's PQs on CE Supervisors' Pensions
Tommy's PQs on CE Supervisors' Pensions

Tommy's speech on the Central Bank National Claims Info Database Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Central Bank National Claims Info Database Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on Motion of No Confidence in Housing Minister
Tommy's speech on Motion of No Confidence in Housing Minister

Tommy on Busconnects
Tommy on Busconnects

Tommy's speech on Health (GP Service) Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Health (GP Service) Bill 2018

Tommy's PQ on Waste Charges
Tommy's PQ on Waste Charges

Tommy's oral finance PQ on Ireland's contribution to the EU budget
Tommy's oral finance PQ on Ireland's contribution to the EU budget

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Crime
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Crime

Tommy's speech on Child Homelessness
Tommy's speech on Child Homelessness

Tommy's objection to Friday's business at Order of Business
Tommy's objection to Friday's business at Order of Business

Tommy's speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Amd Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Amd Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on HBFI 2018
Tommy's speech on HBFI 2018

Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council June 2018
Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council June 2018

Tommy's speech on Motion on Housing
Tommy's speech on Motion on Housing

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Community Development on North Fringe
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Community Development on North Fringe

Tommy's question on promised legislation - crime
Tommy's question on promised legislation - crime

Tommy's contribution on Amendments to the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017
Tommy's contribution on Amendments to the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on Health Waiting Lists
Tommy's speech on Health Waiting Lists

Tommy's speech on the Summer Economic Statement
Tommy's speech on the Summer Economic Statement

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Housing and DBN
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Housing and DBN

Tommy's speech on Shane O' Farrell's death
Tommy's speech on Shane O' Farrell's death

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Clongriffin DART Station
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Clongriffin DART Station

Tommy's PQ to Finance on Corporation Tax
Tommy's PQ to Finance on Corporation Tax

Tommy's PQ with PER on PPPs
Tommy's PQ with PER on PPPs

Tommy's PQ with PER on Government Spending
Tommy's PQ with PER on Government Spending

Tommy's speech on Palestine
Tommy's speech on Palestine

Tommy's Leaders PQ on Kuvan
Tommy's Leaders PQ on Kuvan

Tommy's speech on pay inequality
Tommy's speech on pay inequality

Tommy's PQs to Health on Cervical Check and cancer screening
Tommy's PQs to Health on Cervical Check and cancer screening

Tommy's PQ with Culture on hare coursing
Tommy's PQ with Culture on hare coursing

Tommy's speech on the future of the EU
Tommy's speech on the future of the EU

Tommy's speech on the Gambling Control Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Gambling Control Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on Markets in Financial Instruments
Tommy's speech on Markets in Financial Instruments

Tommy's PQs with SP on social inclusion
Tommy's PQs with SP on social inclusion

Tommy's speech Amds 2 and 3 in Road Traffic Bill 2017
Tommy's speech Amds 2 and 3 in Road Traffic Bill 2017

Tommy's PQs to Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds
Tommy's PQs to Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds

Tommy's speech on PPPs
Tommy's speech on PPPs

Tommy's speech on Amd 4 on Road Traffic (Amd) Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on Amd 4 on Road Traffic (Amd) Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on motion on Amendments to Road Traffic Bill
Tommy's speech on motion on Amendments to Road Traffic Bill

Tommy's priority PQ on solar energy
Tommy's priority PQ on solar energy

Tommy's speech on the Vehicle Registration Data Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Vehicle Registration Data Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on affordable housing
Tommy's speech on affordable housing

Tommy's speech on Data Protection Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Data Protection Bill 2018

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Building Regs
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Building Regs

Tommy's speech on Seaweed Harvesting Rights
Tommy's speech on Seaweed Harvesting Rights

Tommy's speech on the Referendum on the 8th amendment
Tommy's speech on the Referendum on the 8th amendment

Tommy's speech on Business Insurance
Tommy's speech on Business Insurance

Tommy's speech on Genuine Progress Indicators
Tommy's speech on Genuine Progress Indicators

Tommy's speech on the UNCRPD
Tommy's speech on the UNCRPD

Tommy's speech on Central Bank Amd Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Central Bank Amd Bill 2018

Tommy's PQ On Youth Justice
Tommy's PQ On Youth Justice

Tommy's speech on Project Ireland 2040
Tommy's speech on Project Ireland 2040

Tommy's speech on Vulture Funds
Tommy's speech on Vulture Funds

Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Housing
Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Housing

Tommy's speech on Section 39 Organisations
Tommy's speech on Section 39 Organisations

Tommy's speech on teacher shortages
Tommy's speech on teacher shortages

Tommy PQs with Finance on LPT
Tommy PQs with Finance on LPT

Topical Issue on Carillion
Topical Issue on Carillion

Tommy's PQs with Minister for Business on Co-ops
Tommy's PQs with Minister for Business on Co-ops

Tommy's speech on the McCartan Report on the Stardust
Tommy's speech on the McCartan Report on the Stardust

Tommy's speech on the Electoral Amendment Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on the Electoral Amendment Bill 2017

Tommy's PQ to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on Kurdistan
Tommy's PQ to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on Kurdistan

Tommy's speech on the Topical Issue Debate on joyriding and antisocial behaviour in DBN
Tommy's speech on the Topical Issue Debate on joyriding and antisocial behaviour in DBN

Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the Civil Service
Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the Civil Service

Tommy's PQs with Minister for Children on homelessness
Tommy's PQs with Minister for Children on homelessness

Tommy PQs with Defence on personnel
Tommy PQs with Defence on personnel

Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2017

Tommy's Amendment 3 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017
Tommy's Amendment 3 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017

Tommy's Amendment 14 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017
Tommy's Amendment 14 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017

Tommy's PQ with Housing on Homeless Children
Tommy's PQ with Housing on Homeless Children

Tommy's Priority PQ with Health on PKU and Kuvan
Tommy's Priority PQ with Health on PKU and Kuvan

Tommy's speech on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on Multi-Party Actions
Tommy's speech on Multi-Party Actions

Tommy's Leaders Question on Community Policing
Tommy's Leaders Question on Community Policing

Tommy's Topical Issues Debate on Irish Rail
Tommy's Topical Issues Debate on Irish Rail

Tommy's speech on Private Rented Standards
Tommy's speech on Private Rented Standards

Tommy's speech on Medicinal Cannabis
Tommy's speech on Medicinal Cannabis

Tommy's speech on Tracker Mortgages
Tommy's speech on Tracker Mortgages

Tommy's speech on Women's Pensions
Tommy's speech on Women's Pensions

Tommy's speech on Animal Welfare
Tommy's speech on Animal Welfare

Tommy's PQ on Energy Poverty
Tommy's PQ on Energy Poverty

Tommy's speech on Budget 2018
Tommy's speech on Budget 2018

Tommy's question with Minister Ross on Unaccompanied Drivers
Tommy's question with Minister Ross on Unaccompanied Drivers

Tommy's speech on Aer Lingus Pensions
Tommy's speech on Aer Lingus Pensions

Tommy's PQ with Agriculture on greyhound_industry
Tommy's PQ with Agriculture on greyhound_industry

Tommy's speech on Brexit Sept 17
Tommy's speech on Brexit Sept 17

Tommy's speech on Srebrenica
Tommy's speech on Srebrenica

Tommy's Leaders' Questions on National Debt
Tommy's Leaders' Questions on National Debt

Tommy's speech on Right to Housing
Tommy's speech on Right to Housing

Tommy's speech on Water Services Bill
Tommy's speech on Water Services Bill

Tommy's Topical Issue on  Family Hubs
Tommy's Topical Issue on Family Hubs

Tommy's question to Education on Student Loans
Tommy's question to Education on Student Loans

Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council Meeting
Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council Meeting

Tommy's speech on Building Standards
Tommy's speech on Building Standards

Tommy's question with Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds
Tommy's question with Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds

Tommy's speech on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

Tommy's Priority PQ with Communications on An Post
Tommy's Priority PQ with Communications on An Post

Tommy's question with the Minister for Jobs on Dept Funding
Tommy's question with the Minister for Jobs on Dept Funding

Tommy's speech on Bin Charges
Tommy's speech on Bin Charges

Tommy's speech on the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill
Tommy's speech on the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Funding for Section 39 orgs
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Funding for Section 39 orgs

Tommy's speech on Dublin Transport
Tommy's speech on Dublin Transport

Tommy's question with the Minister for Children on aftercare
Tommy's question with the Minister for Children on aftercare

Tommy's Topical Issue on IWA and funding
Tommy's Topical Issue on IWA and funding

Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on CETA
Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on CETA

Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on Brexit and Motor Industry
Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on Brexit and Motor Industry

Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on zero hour contracts
Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on zero hour contracts

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Homeless Families
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Homeless Families

Tommy's speech on HEMPI
Tommy's speech on HEMPI

Tommy's speech on Motion on Hospital Health Services
Tommy's speech on Motion on Hospital Health Services

Tommy's speech  on Competition (Amendment) Bill
Tommy's speech on Competition (Amendment) Bill

Tommy's speech on AIIB
Tommy's speech on AIIB

Tommy's speech on Taoiseach's new Gov
Tommy's speech on Taoiseach's new Gov

Tommy's speech on proposed sale of AIB Shares
Tommy's speech on proposed sale of AIB Shares

Tommy's speech on Ireland and negotiations on Brexit
Tommy's speech on Ireland and negotiations on Brexit

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Student Loans
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Student Loans

Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on IDA Business Parks
Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on IDA Business Parks

Tommy's questions to the Tánaiste on Garda Breath-test errors
Tommy's questions to the Tánaiste on Garda Breath-test errors

Tommy introducting the Welfare of Greyhound (Amendment) Bill 2017
Tommy introducting the Welfare of Greyhound (Amendment) Bill 2017

Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on Update on Stardust
Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on Update on Stardust

Tommy's questions to the Minister for Finance on NTMA
Tommy's questions to the Minister for Finance on NTMA

Tommy's Statement on Brexit April 2017
Tommy's Statement on Brexit April 2017

Topical Issue Debate on the Bus Éireann Strike
Topical Issue Debate on the Bus Éireann Strike

Tommy's question with the Minister for Education on 3rd level education funding
Tommy's question with the Minister for Education on 3rd level education funding

Tommy's question with Minister Flanagan on passport office
Tommy's question with Minister Flanagan on passport office

Tommy's speech on Motion on Garda Commissioner
Tommy's speech on Motion on Garda Commissioner

Tommy's question on GNI Star
Tommy's question on GNI Star

Tommy's speech on ESC Rights Bill
Tommy's speech on ESC Rights Bill

Tommy's speech on the Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on the Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on the Right to Access Bill
Tommy's speech on the Right to Access Bill

Tommy's speech on the remainder of The Disability Bill
Tommy's speech on the remainder of The Disability Bill

Tommy's questions with Minister Noonan on Brexit
Tommy's questions with Minister Noonan on Brexit

Tommy's questions with Minister for Education on DEIS schools
Tommy's questions with Minister for Education on DEIS schools

Tommy's questions with PER on Seanad move
Tommy's questions with PER on Seanad move

Tommy's speech on the Victims of Crime Bill
Tommy's speech on the Victims of Crime Bill

Tommy's speech on Universal Jurisdiction
Tommy's speech on Universal Jurisdiction

Tommy's Opening Speech on the Stardust Motion
Tommy's Opening Speech on the Stardust Motion

Tommy's 2 PQs with Minister Donohue
Tommy's 2 PQs with Minister Donohue

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Equality
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Equality

Tommy's PQ on the Capital Expenditure Programme
Tommy's PQ on the Capital Expenditure Programme

Tommy's speech on the Disability Bill
Tommy's speech on the Disability Bill

Tommy's speech on Bus Éireann Motion
Tommy's speech on Bus Éireann Motion

Tommy's Dáil questions on Howth Harbour
Tommy's Dáil questions on Howth Harbour

Tommy's Dáil questions with Minister Ross on RSA and licences
Tommy's Dáil questions with Minister Ross on RSA and licences

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Media Ownership Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Media Ownership Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Courts (No 2) Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on Courts (No 2) Bill 2016

Tommy's PQ with Minister Zappone on poverty in One Parent Families
Tommy's PQ with Minister Zappone on poverty in One Parent Families

Tommy's speech on Motion of Confidence
Tommy's speech on Motion of Confidence

Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Womens Pension
Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Womens Pension

Tommy's Closing Speech on the Stardust
Tommy's Closing Speech on the Stardust

Tommy's Priority PQs with the Minister for Finance
Tommy's Priority PQs with the Minister for Finance

Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Finance on QE
Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Finance on QE

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Post Office Network
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Post Office Network

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Jobpath
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Jobpath

Tommy's PQ with Minister Flanagan on Kurdistan
Tommy's PQ with Minister Flanagan on Kurdistan

Tommy's Dáil speech on directly elected mayors
Tommy's Dáil speech on directly elected mayors

Tommy's oral parliamentary questions with Minister Donohue
Tommy's oral parliamentary questions with Minister Donohue

Tommy's Dáil speech on Secure Rent and Tenancies
Tommy's Dáil speech on Secure Rent and Tenancies

Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Housing Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Housing Bill

Tommy's questions with Minister Ross on Road Safety
Tommy's questions with Minister Ross on Road Safety

Tommy's Dail speech on Pension Equality
Tommy's Dail speech on Pension Equality

Tommy's Priority Question with Jobs on Trump
Tommy's Priority Question with Jobs on Trump

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Flood Mahon and Moriarty
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Flood Mahon and Moriarty

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Broadcasting Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Broadcasting Bill 2016

Tommy's question with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Reform
Tommy's question with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Reform

Tommy's Dáil speech on Water in Public Ownership Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Water in Public Ownership Bill

Tommy questioning Minister Coveney on HAP
Tommy questioning Minister Coveney on HAP

Tommy's speech on Budget 2017
Tommy's speech on Budget 2017

Tommy during Leaders' Questions on Road Safety
Tommy during Leaders' Questions on Road Safety

Tommy Priority PQ with Minister Donohue on Public Service Pay Commission
Tommy Priority PQ with Minister Donohue on Public Service Pay Commission

Tommy questions with Minister Donohue on Brexit Plans
Tommy questions with Minister Donohue on Brexit Plans

Tommy questions with  Minister Donohue on Capital Programme
Tommy questions with Minister Donohue on Capital Programme

Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Bill

Tommy's questions with Minister Flanagan on Aleppo
Tommy's questions with Minister Flanagan on Aleppo

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Finance Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Finance Bill 2016

Tommy's questions Minister for Jobs on Brexit
Tommy's questions Minister for Jobs on Brexit

Tommy's questions with Minister Zappone on Homeless Children
Tommy's questions with Minister Zappone on Homeless Children

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Social Welfare Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Social Welfare Bill 2016

Tommy questioning Minister for Finance on Apple Tax appeal
Tommy questioning Minister for Finance on Apple Tax appeal

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic Bill 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on the EU Apple Tax ruling
Tommy's Dáil speech on the EU Apple Tax ruling

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Sale of Local Authority Housing
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Sale of Local Authority Housing

Tommy questioning Minister for Jobs on Dublin Bay North
Tommy questioning Minister for Jobs on Dublin Bay North

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Regulation of Charities
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Regulation of Charities

Tommy's Dáil speech on Misuse of Drugs Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Misuse of Drugs Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on new runway at Dublin Airport
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on new runway at Dublin Airport

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Energy Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Energy Bill 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on NAMA Project Eagle sale
Tommy's Dáil speech on NAMA Project Eagle sale

Tommy's Dáil speech on Summer  Economic Statements
Tommy's Dáil speech on Summer Economic Statements

Tommy's Dáil speech on Rent Certainty PMB
Tommy's Dáil speech on Rent Certainty PMB

Tommy's Dáil speech on Revised Estimates for Justice
Tommy's Dáil speech on Revised Estimates for Justice

Tommy questioning Minister Ross on Metro North
Tommy questioning Minister Ross on Metro North

Tommy questioning Minister Ross on plans for College Green
Tommy questioning Minister Ross on plans for College Green

Tommy's speech during Topical Issues Debate on Bin Charges
Tommy's speech during Topical Issues Debate on Bin Charges

Tommy's speech during Leader's Questions on the Stardust Tragedy
Tommy's speech during Leader's Questions on the Stardust Tragedy

Tommy's Dáil speech on Statements on Jobs
Tommy's Dáil speech on Statements on Jobs

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Adjournment Debate on Autism Services
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Adjournment Debate on Autism Services

Tommy questioning the Minister for Education on third level funding and access
Tommy questioning the Minister for Education on third level funding and access

Tommy's speech on Dáil Reform Report
Tommy's speech on Dáil Reform Report

Tommy questioning the Tanaiste on Garda resources
Tommy questioning the Tanaiste on Garda resources

Tommy's speech on the Adoption Bill
Tommy's speech on the Adoption Bill

Tommy's speech on Ministerial appointments of 32nd Dáil
Tommy's speech on Ministerial appointments of 32nd Dáil

Tommy's speech during Statements on Crime
Tommy's speech during Statements on Crime

Tommy's speech during Statements on Irish Water
Tommy's speech during Statements on Irish Water

Tommy's speech during Statements on Mental Health
Tommy's speech during Statements on Mental Health

Tommy's speech during Statements on EU/UK Relations
Tommy's speech during Statements on EU/UK Relations

Tommy's speech on Taoiseach nominations
Tommy's speech on Taoiseach nominations

Tommy's speech during Statements on Housing and Homelessness
Tommy's speech during Statements on Housing and Homelessness

Tommy questioning the Minister for Finance
Tommy questioning the Minister for Finance

Tommy questioning the Minister  for Transport on mututal recognition of disqualified drivers
Tommy questioning the Minister for Transport on mututal recognition of disqualified drivers

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on RSA and road safety statistics
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on RSA and road safety statistics

Tommy questioning the Minister for Education and Skills
Tommy questioning the Minister for Education and Skills

Tommy's Dáil speech on dredging in Howth Harbour
Tommy's Dáil speech on dredging in Howth Harbour

Tommy questioning Minister White on Eircode
Tommy questioning Minister White on Eircode

Tommy questioning Minister Kelly on Housing and Homelessness
Tommy questioning Minister Kelly on Housing and Homelessness

Tommy's Dáil speech on Social Welfare Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on Social Welfare Bill 2015

Tommy questioning Minister Bruton on Cadbury Coolock
Tommy questioning Minister Bruton on Cadbury Coolock

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issues Debate on Drink-driving Conviction Rates
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issues Debate on Drink-driving Conviction Rates

Tommy's Dáil speech on Budget 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on Budget 2016

Tommy 's Dáil speech on Financial Resolutions No.4 Budget 2016
Tommy 's Dáil speech on Financial Resolutions No.4 Budget 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on Sinn Féin's Social Housing Motion
Tommy's Dáil speech on Sinn Féin's Social Housing Motion

Tommy questioning Tánaiste on One Parent Family Payments
Tommy questioning Tánaiste on One Parent Family Payments

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on  the Malahide Road Re-alignment
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on the Malahide Road Re-alignment

Tommy questioning Minister for Health on Fair Deal Scheme
Tommy questioning Minister for Health on Fair Deal Scheme

Tommy questioning Minister Reilly on UN Review on the Rights of the Child
Tommy questioning Minister Reilly on UN Review on the Rights of the Child

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Civil Debt Procedures Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Civil Debt Procedures Bill 2015

Tommy 's question to Minister Coveney on BSE case
Tommy 's question to Minister Coveney on BSE case

Tommy's Dáil speech on St Michael's House Funding
Tommy's Dáil speech on St Michael's House Funding

Tommy's Dáil speech on the  Low Pay Commission
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Low Pay Commission

Tommy's Dáil speech questioning on uplifts to Rent Supplement
Tommy's Dáil speech questioning on uplifts to Rent Supplement

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Commission of Investigation into IBRC
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Commission of Investigation into IBRC

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech questioning Minister O'Sullivan on autism service
Tommy's Dáil speech questioning Minister O'Sullivan on autism service

Tommy's Dáil speech against sale of Aer Lingus
Tommy's Dáil speech against sale of Aer Lingus

Tommy's Dáil questions to Minister Flanagan on China
Tommy's Dáil questions to Minister Flanagan on China

Tommy's Dáil questions To Minister Richard Bruton on Cadbury Coolock
Tommy's Dáil questions To Minister Richard Bruton on Cadbury Coolock

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2014

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on National Bus Strike
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on National Bus Strike

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Spring Economic Statement
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Spring Economic Statement

Tommy's closing Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill
Tommy's closing Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Peace and Neutrality
Tommy's Dáil speech on Peace and Neutrality

Tommy's opening Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill
Tommy's opening Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Neutrality Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Neutrality Bill

Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on changes to One-Parent Family Payment in the Dáil
Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on changes to One-Parent Family Payment in the Dáil

Tommy's contribution to the Topical Issue Matter of Cadbury Coolock job losses in Dáil Éireann
Tommy's contribution to the Topical Issue Matter of Cadbury Coolock job losses in Dáil Éireann

Tommy questioning Health Ministers in the Dáil on services for children with autism
Tommy questioning Health Ministers in the Dáil on services for children with autism

Tommy's Dáil speech in support on Jake's Law
Tommy's Dáil speech in support on Jake's Law

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on rising rents and the need for Rent Regulation
Tommy's Dáil speech on rising rents and the need for Rent Regulation

Tommy's Dáil speech on his submission for Budget 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on his submission for Budget 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Garda Síochana (Amendment) (No.3) Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Garda Síochana (Amendment) (No.3) Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic (No.2) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic (No.2) Bill 2014

Tommy raises constituents' concerns regarding North Dublin Oil Pipeline
Tommy raises constituents' concerns regarding North Dublin Oil Pipeline

Tommy's speech on Social Clauses in Public Procurement Bill 2013
Tommy's speech on Social Clauses in Public Procurement Bill 2013

Tommy speaks on Workplace Relations Bill 2014
Tommy speaks on Workplace Relations Bill 2014

Tommy asks Minister Paschal Donohoe to introduce third payment option for penalty points offences
Tommy asks Minister Paschal Donohoe to introduce third payment option for penalty points offences

Tommy urges Minister Kelly to immediately deal with social housing crisis
Tommy urges Minister Kelly to immediately deal with social housing crisis

Topical Issue Debate on Allegations of Illegal Activity in Some Contracts under the School Building Programme
Topical Issue Debate on Allegations of Illegal Activity in Some Contracts under the School Building Programme

Tommy's Speech to the Dáil on the Wind Turbine Regulation Bill
Tommy's Speech to the Dáil on the Wind Turbine Regulation Bill

Tommy asks Minister Rabbitte about Possibility of Introducing Rent Controls
Tommy asks Minister Rabbitte about Possibility of Introducing Rent Controls

Tommy's Dáil Speech on State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil Speech on State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014

Tommy's Dáil Speech on Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013
Tommy's Dáil Speech on Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013

Tommy's Dáil Speech on Cemetery Management Bill 2013
Tommy's Dáil Speech on Cemetery Management Bill 2013

Dáil Statement by Tommy on Social Housing Crisis
Dáil Statement by Tommy on Social Housing Crisis

Tommy speaks in Dáil on Garda Inspectorate Report
Tommy speaks in Dáil on Garda Inspectorate Report

Tommy asks Minister Joan Burton about Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times
Tommy asks Minister Joan Burton about Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times

Tommy's Statement to the Dáil in response to Allegations about An Garda Síochána
Tommy's Statement to the Dáil in response to Allegations about An Garda Síochána

Tommy speaks on Offshore Wind Energy Plan in Dáil Éireann
Tommy speaks on Offshore Wind Energy Plan in Dáil Éireann

Dáil Speech by Tommy on Roads Bill 2014
Dáil Speech by Tommy on Roads Bill 2014

Tommy asks Minister Noonan about future of Irish Nationwide Mortgage Holders
Tommy asks Minister Noonan about future of Irish Nationwide Mortgage Holders

Tommy Calls for Commission of Investigation into Stardust Fire in Dáil Éireann
Tommy Calls for Commission of Investigation into Stardust Fire in Dáil Éireann

Tommy's Dáil Statement on Effects of Recent Flooding
Tommy's Dáil Statement on Effects of Recent Flooding

Tommy asks Minister Deenihan about War Commemorations
Tommy asks Minister Deenihan about War Commemorations

Tommy Broughan TD asks Taoiseach about Commission of Investigation for Stardust Fire
Tommy Broughan TD asks Taoiseach about Commission of Investigation for Stardust Fire

Tommy Broughan TD speaks at Conference 09
Tommy Broughan TD speaks at Conference 09

Tommy Questions Taoiseach on Aer Lingus Dispute
Tommy Questions Taoiseach on Aer Lingus Dispute

Tommy's Dail Speech on Illegal Occupations in Newtown Court & Clongriffin
Tommy's Dail Speech on Illegal Occupations in Newtown Court & Clongriffin

Tommy's Dáil speech on National Minimum Wage
Tommy's Dáil speech on National Minimum Wage

Labour Party Conference 2010
Labour Party Conference 2010

Dail Tourism Debate
Dail Tourism Debate

Labour Party Conference 2009
Labour Party Conference 2009

Dublin Bay North