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There are two laws Taoiseach, one for tax exiles & one for those depending on social welfare

Posted on December 08, 2010 at 04:56 PM

"The Taoiseach is presiding over two laws, one for tax exiles and another for people dependent on social welfare payments," the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD told Cowen today during Leaders' Questions.

"Will the Taoiseach explain why the measure on tax exiles, which was introduced last year, will take two years to come into effect whereas people on some of the lowest incomes in the country, including carers, widows, people who have lost their jobs and blind people, have been hit twice in the same period? The pain being inflicted on them comes into effect immediately."

You can watch Eamon's full contribution in the accompanying video and you can read the full exchange on the Oireachtas website.

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