"Ireland only taxes the profits of such enterprises [petroleum exploration and production]. There is no per unit tax or levy as in other countries and Ireland's tax rate is relatively low. The State also does not take an ownership stake in the field or demand royalties. Thus on this basis, Ireland's tax regime is generous in comparison to that of other countries. "
Dr. Mark Garavan (Seanad candidate)
Welcome for EU Petitions Committee Fact-finding Visit
June 26, 2007 at 3:28 pm | In Statements |
I welcome the fact-finding visit of the EU Petitions Committee to Ireland. Ireland’s record of compliance with EU law, particularly in the area of the environment, has been particularly poor. It is to be hoped that the advent of the Green Party into government will greatly improve that situation.
The Petitions Committee will hold a public meeting in Galway on Wednesday night. At that meeting I will raise my petition on the Corrib Gas issue and ask the committee to expedite a consideration of the concerns that I have raised regarding the compliance of the project to EU law. These include possible breaches of the Habitats Directive, The Seveso Directive, the Water Framework Directive and Directives in regard to public consultation.