Stats for Irish General Election, February 8th 2020
Taxes and Spending
The government should prioritise putting money aside for future challenges (e.g. Brexit) rather than putting it back into the economy now
When there is scope for tax cuts or public spending increases, what should be done?
Should taxes on lower earners (below €35,000) be increased or decreased?
Should taxes on middle earners (€35,000-€70,000) be increased or decreased?
Should taxes on high earners (over €70,000) be increased or decreased?
Should corporation taxes be increased or decreased?
Housing and Health
Should the local property tax rates be increased or decreased?
A rent freeze should be introduced across the country
Much more resources should be directed to building local authority housing, even if that means cutting back in other areas or raising taxes
The best solution to the housing crisis is to incentivise more building by private developers
There should be free health care for all, even those on higher incomes
What should the focus be for investment in transport?
New petrol and diesel vehicles should be banned in the next ten years
Should carbon taxes be increased?
There should be a tax on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture
Immigration, moral and social issues
Should immigration into Ireland be made more restrictive or less restrictive?
More resources should be given to improving conditions for asylum seekers
The liberalisation of abortion in Ireland has gone too far
Small towns and villages should not be forced to accommodate asylum seekers
The Church has too much control over Irish schools and hospitals
Political and constitutional issues
The reunification of Ireland would create more problems than it would solve
Irish citizens living abroad (including Northern Ireland) should have a vote in Presidential elections
A referendum on Irish unity should be held during the lifetime of the next government
The voting age should be lowered to 16
EU and international affairs
European integration has gone too far
Ireland should cooperate with other EU member states on defence
Ireland should boycott Israeli goods produced in the occupied territories