John O'Mahony one year in govenment


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John O'Mahony one year in govenment

  1. 1. One Year in Government On the Right Track In 2011, our first year in Government, we worked hard, with our Labour colleagues, to steady the country by stabilising the public finances, the banks and the jobs market. We know that we have a difficult road ahead, but we are on the right track to get Ireland working again. Jobs The Economy ➤ The Government’s Action Plan for Jobs will drive ➤ EU-IMF bailout programme renegotiated to rebuild international the changes needed to support business and help confidence in our economy and public finances, saving the entrepreneurs to create new jobs taxpayer €10 billion in the process ➤ More than 20,000 new training and job placements, ➤ Agreement reached with the Troika to use €1 billion Losses have including the national internship scheme ‘JobBridge’ from the sale of non-strategic State Assets for been imposed on that has seen the placement of over 5,000 interns job creation subordinated bank ➤ Cutting VAT on tourism-related services ➤ 2 universal pillar banks – Bank of Ireland and AIB bondholders to the value of more than from 13.5% to 9% resulting in an – now focused on the domestic economy €5 billion Halving additional 6,000 jobs in the tourism ➤ The cost to the taxpayer of bailing out the banks has of employers’ sector in the second half of 2011 been cut by €18 billion PRSI for lower-paid workers and ➤ The IDA had a record year with ➤ €1.1bn private investment in Bank of Ireland shows confidence isrestoration of the 13,000 new jobs returning minimum ➤ Major investment from big ➤ Exports continue to rise, with the value of Irish food and 12.5% wage multinational companies such as Twitter, corporation drink exports up by 12% in 2011 to an all-time high of tax rate Google, PayPal, EA Games, Microsoft and €8.85 billion a host of pharmaceutical companies successfully ➤ €17 billion will be spent on capital projects over the next defended ➤ Capital budget of the Department five years on new schools, hospitals and treatments centres of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation A 30% and the construction of a new Luas line for an integrated light will hit its highest ever level with increase in companies rail network €1 billion being provided over the next 2 years investing in Ireland for the first time in 2011 John O’Mahony TD Constituency Office, D’Alton Street, Claremorris, Mayo Tel 094 9373560 Fax 094 9373379 Dáil Office: 01 6183706 Text: 086 326 8041 Email:
  2. 2. One Year in Government On the right TrackWorking Hard to Deliver on Our Promises➤ Changes to the Universal Social Charge exempt 330,000 people from the charge Maintained➤ Personal Insolvency legislation will allow for a portion of unmanageable personal debt to be written off the current rates of➤ Tax exiles will make a fair contribution to the Exchequer by abolishing the ‘citizenship’ income tax, bands and condition for payment of the Domicile Levy credits in the Budget giving you certainty about your take- Increased Maintained the home pay mortgage rate of the Old Age interest relief to 30% Pay cuts for the Contributory and for First Time Buyers in Taoiseach, Tánaiste Non-Contributory 2004-08 helping those and Ministers and Pension most likely to be in halved the cost negative equity of ministerial transportHealth Political Reform➤ New Special Delivery Unit ➤ Phone, staff and airport entitlements to former Taoisigh removed (SDU) to tackle unacceptable Ring-fenced ➤ New legislation for the effective banning of corporate hospital waiting lists resulted €35m for mental health donations in a 27% reduction in the number of people on trolleys services ➤ Plans to cut the number of TDs at the next election, Dáil sitting nationally and ensure more female candidates are fielded days increased ➤ For the first time a woman has been appointed by over 33% by➤ €15m made available for free GP cutting Dáil care to Long-Term Illness Scheme patients. to the top three legal posts in the State: the Chief holidays Justice, the Attorney General and the Director of➤ An additional €55m for the Nursing Homes Support Public Prosecutions Scheme (Fair Deal) in 2011 ➤ A new Department of Children has been established to➤ We will build the National Children’s Hospital improve the status of children within Government policy➤ Replacement of the Board of the HSE, ahead of ➤ Referendum to be put to the people on the abolition of the Seanad legislation to abolish it 0612 John O’Mahony TD Oifig an Dáil Cheantair, Sráide D’Altúin, Clár Chlainne Mhuiris, Contae Mhaigh Eo. fón: 094 9373560 facs: 09493 73379 Dála Oifig: 01 6183706 Téacs: 086 326 8041 r-phost: láithreán gréasáin: