I was wondering if your party would hold a position on whether TD's salaries should be index linked to Government revenue i.e. if gov revenue was to increase it would lead to an increase in TD's salaries however if gov revenue fell then salaries would fall too. This could be linked to a specific revenue source e.g. income tax receipts.
This would help avoid any grand standing on the level of TD's salaries and also avoid it being used as a political football, as good returns would see rewards and poor returns would see a fall on pay.
I would be interested to know what you think
Question from declan crowe Wed, 22/05/2013 - 19:54
I am wondering why I have seen the Tri-colour flag of Ireland in offices in Dail Eireann with a fringe or tassles around the edges.. The constitution says the Irish flag will only consist of three colours in a row consisting of three colours.... I have heard that the tassles or the fringe means that where ever it is flying means it is in the jurisdiction of corporate law, can you please enlighten me on the situation
Challenge to promissory notes dismissed, court says TD could bring case.
Why is an ordinary citizen of this country not allowed to bring such a case but a TD is,
(Article 40 of the Constitution
1. All citizens shall, as human persons, be held equal before the law.)
Is this ruling going against Article 40?
Question from Jason O'Connor Sat, 27/10/2012 - 00:12
Thank you for your earlier reply, however I am not sure that you correctly understood my question.
Socially responsible lending and more services at the post office/credit union sounds great, but what I am actually asking is specifically about an independent current account, completely seperate from any 3rd party private bank.
For example, Eirgrid controls the electric networks , and Bord Gais Networks does the same for the gas, allowing for 3rd party providers to use the distribution networks which are under control of the state. The same can be done regarding our money.
The idea is that the state would simply provide a current account for its citizens, and savings and loans services would be provided by 3rd parties.
If this was in place, 3rd party lenders/saving institutions could fail, yet the all-important flow of money would be safe-guarded, thus leaving Ireland able to carry on, and not crippled by debt from bailing out banks.
This, I feel, is the safest and sanest course of action if we are to protect our state and economy from any future failings of private banks going forward.