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Ó Clochartaigh calls for series of budgetary debates in the Seanad

19 June, 2013


Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has called for a comprehensive series of debates on budgetary issues in Seanad in advance of 15th October budget.

Speaking today as the Department of Finance sent the parameters of Budget 2014 to other government departments Senator Ó Clochartaigh said;

“It is important that we get a schedule of debates soon as there is very little time left before the budget in October.

“I am happy that the leader has agreed to try and facilitate debates before recess and again on our return in September.

“The government has put a lot of emphasis on our reputation in the international money markets. The greatest threat to that at present is the corporation tax debacle.

“I find it strange that the Taoiseach says he never raised this issue with President Obama in light of recent criticism from the United States Senate which is doing serious damage to our credibility.

“During the course of the budget process we need to have a debate on the real level of corporation tax being paid by multi-national corporations in this state.”

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Ó Clochartaigh ag iarraidh sraith díospóireachtaí buiséid sa tSeanad

Tá Seanadóir Shinn Féin, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, ag lorg sraith de dhíospóireachtaí ar chúrsaí buiséid sa tSeanad roimh Cháinaisnéis na bliana seo ar an 15 Deireadh Fómhair.

Ag labhairt dó inniu fad is atá an Roinn Airgeadais ag leagan amach na paraméadair do na Ranna éagsúla do Bhuiséad 2014 dúirt an Seanadóir Ó Clochartaigh;

“Tá sé tábhachtach go mbeadh sceideal de dhíospóireachtaí againn mar ní mórán ama atá againn roimh an Cháinaisnéis i mí Dheireadh Fómhair.

“Tá mé sásta gur thoiligh an Ceannaire iarracht a dhéanamh díospóireachtaí a eagrú roimh briseadh an tSamhraidh agus arís i mí Meán Fómhair nuair a fhileann muid.

“Tá an rialtas tar éis go leor béime a leagan ar thábhacht ár gcáil sna margaí airgeadais idirnáisiúnta. An chontúirt is mó dó sin faoi láthair ná an phraiseach maidir leis an réimeas cáin corparáideach anseo.

“Tá iontas orm nár ardaigh an Taoiseach an cheist seo leis an Uachtarán Obama i bhfianaise an cáineadh géar atá déanta orainn le déanai ag Seanad Mheiriceá rud atá ag déanamh dochar as cuímse dár inchreidteacht.

“Le linn próiséas na cáinaisnéise is gá dúinn díospóireacht ceart a bheith againn ar an bhfíor-leibhéal cánach a íocann na hollchomhlachtaí idirnáisiúnta sa stát seo."

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