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Private Members Business: Access to Credit: Motion

Vote from 13/11/2013, Dail

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The motion was moved by Deputy Dara Calleary on Tuesday, 12 November 2013.

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan tabled a counter motion on Wednesday, 13 November.

Government Amendment carried - 77:51

Tellers: Tá, Deputies Paul Kehoe and Emmet Stagg; Níl, Deputies Seán Ó Fearghaíl and...

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Private Members Business - Motion re Cannabis

Vote from 06/11/2013, Dail

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On Tuesday, 5 November 2013 Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan moved the following motion

That Dáil Éireann calls on the Government to introduce legislation to regulate the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis and cannabis products in Ireland.

The motion was carried as amended by Minister of State...

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013: Change in liability for PRSI

Vote from 25/10/2013, Dail

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From 1 January 2014, the exemption from PRSI applying to employed contributors and occupational pensioners under 66 years, whose only additional income is unearned income, will be abolished. This means that unearned income such as rental income, investment income, dividends and interest on deposits and savings...

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013: Maternity Benefit and Adoptive Benefit

Vote from 25/10/2013, Dail

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The Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013 will standardise the minimum and maximum rates of Maternity Benefit and Adoptive Benefit from January 6 at €230 per week for new applicants.

People currently getting Maternity or Adoptive Benefit or those claiming it before the end of the year will not be affected...

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013: Illness Benefit and Injury Benefit

Vote from 25/10/2013, Dail

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The number of days that a person must wait before being entitled to Illness Benefit or Injury Benefit from the Department of Social Protection is being increased from 3 to 6 days with effect from January 6.

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013: Bereavement Grant

Vote from 25/10/2013, Dail

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In relation to the Bereavement Grant of €850, this will no longer be paid for deaths occurring on or after 1 January 2014.

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013: Jobseeker’s Allowance and Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Vote from 25/10/2013, Dail

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People without children aged 18-24 years in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance or Supplementary Welfare Allowance will receive €100 per week unless they are an existing claimant on a higher rate, in which case their rate will not change.

People without children aged 25 years in receipt of Jobseeker’s...

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013: Mortgage Interest Supplement

Vote from 25/10/2013

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The Mortgage Interest Supplement (MIS) scheme will be discontinued for new entrants. For existing recipients, the scheme will be wound down over a four-year period from January 2014. The savings arising from this measure in 2014 will be €12 million.

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013: Invalidity Pension Standardisation

Vote from 25/10/2013, Dail

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The rate of Invalidity Pension for people under age 65 is €193.50 while the rate for people aged over 65 is €230.30 – a reflection of the fact that “pension age” was previously 65 years. The State Pension age will be 66 years of age from 1 January 2014.

To align the structure, the Invalidity Pension over...

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013: Compensation Awards

Vote from 25/10/2013, Dail

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This section provides for the introduction of new arrangements governing the recovery of certain social welfare benefits where a compensator (typically Insurance Companies) is also paying compensation in respect of the same injury, accident or disease that gave rise to the claim for a social welfare payment.

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Standing Orders: Motion

Vote from 17/10/2013, Dail

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That, with effect from 5th November, 2013 and notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the following amendments be made to the Standing Orders of Dáil Éireann relative to Public Business until further notice in the 31st Dáil:

(a) Quorum necessary to constitute meeting of Dáil on fortnightly Fridays...

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