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Government must take steps to correct inequities in pensions system – Troy

- Women have been unfairly treated under system brought in under FG-Lab Govt - Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy has called on the Government to set out a timeframe for addressing the inequalities in the State pension, which are negatively impacting on women. Fianna Fáil brought forward a private members motion to highlight the issue. It’s hoping the motion can be used as a roadmap by the Government to create a fairer system. Deputy Troy explained, “The current pension system puts women at a severe disadvantage. Anyone who took time out from...
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Agreement reached to provide three year waiver for family land transfers – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has said that his party has secured agreement from the Minister for Finance to waive the 67 years or under limit on transferring farm land to family members to allow them avail of the current 1% Stamp Duty rate. “There has been a lot of disquiet among farm families since Budget 2018 was announced last week and the decision to increase Stamp Duty on farmland sales from 2% to 6% overnight. “This decision has caused serious concern in farming circles, and Fianna Fáil, conscious of the need to protect family...
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