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-  Deborah Sweeney

Fuel rebate will provide much needed breathing space for transport sector - Coffey

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has welcomed the inclusion in the Finance Bill, which was published today (Wednesday), of a fuel rebate of 7.5 cents on a litre of auto-diesel for hauliers and members of the licenced passenger transport sector, saying it will give much needed breathing space to both sectors.

-  Deborah Sweeney

Coffey welcomes regeneration initiative for Waterford City in Finance Bill

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has welcomed news of a regeneration initiative in Waterford City that will take place as a result of the Finance Bill which was published today (Wednesday). Deputy Coffey said an initiative such as this, which should act as a boost to the local economy, is long overdue.

-  Sarah Meade

Extension of fuel rebate will boost tourism sector – Butler

Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the decision by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to extend the fuel rebate introduced in the Budget to private coach operators. The measure is included in the Finance Bill, which was published this afternoon.

-  Emma Hynes

Inclusion of proposal to assist disabled people with property tax most welcome - Lawlor

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, was delighted to learn today (Wednesday) on publication of the Finance Bill that a suggestion made by him last week to the Minster for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, that special exemptions for the property tax should apply to homes which have been adapted for disabled persons was accepted.

-  Sarah Meade

Doherty welcomes inclusion of pyrite property tax waiver in Finance Bill

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the inclusion in the Finance Bill of a waiver for the Local Property Tax for pyrite homes. Deputy Doherty previously raised concerns with the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, on the matter.

-  Sarah Meade

Extension of fuel rebate a welcome boost for tour companies – Coghlan

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the extension of the fuel rebate to private coach operators, saying it would be a welcome boost to tour companies. The measure was announced as part of the Finance Bill.

-  Sarah Meade

Property tax exemption for disability improvements is a fair approach - Cannon

Fine Gael Minister of State and Galway East TD, Ciaran Cannon, has today (Wednesday) said the decision by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to allow for exemptions to the property tax where improvements have been made to homes for people with disabilities is a fair approach. The measure was announced as part of the Finance Bill, which was published today.

-  Sarah Meade

Doherty pushes for youth café for Ashbourne

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Tuesday) said that she is pushing the case for a youth café to be opened in Ashbourne. Deputy Doherty has established a founding committee to help make the project a reality.

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