Category: Taxation


Who will collect our taxes?

An tSaoi 23/01/2012

An Saoi: Staffing in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners was already a concern when this PQ was asked on 3rd July 2008. The same question was …

Questions and answers

An tSaoi 20/01/2012

An Saoi: On Thursday 12/1/2012, Finance Minister Michael Noonan answered a series of questions on inheritances and Capital Acquisitions Tax. The …

Taxing questions

03/01/2012

The VAT increase announced in Budget 2012 (and flagged some time before) came into increase on January 1st, and yesterday TASC Director Nat O'Connor …

More tax questions than answers

Sheila Killian 04/12/2011

Sheila Killian: The 2012 Estimates published over the weekend make for interesting reading in the context of what has already been leaked from the …

Budget 2012: carbon tax, motor tax and motivations

Aoife Ní Lochlainn 02/12/2011

Aoife Ní Lochlainn: As we get closer to the budget day (or budget days), the shape of Government plans is becoming clearer. We know, both from leaks …

Let's see rationales behind Budget decisions

Tom McDonnell 29/11/2011

Tom McDonnell: When Minister Noonan stands up in the Dáil next Tuesday it would be helpful if the tax measures he is introducing were accompanied by …

Who will pay more and who will be protected in Budget 2012

Sinéad Pentony 25/11/2011

Sinéad Pentony: Budget season is well and truly underway and the slow drip feed of information and kite flying continues. The broad thrust of the …

Bad plan, false arguments

Michael Taft 21/11/2011

Michael Taft: The Minister for Finance’s comments justifying VAT increases are deeply worrying, for they evince either considerable unfamiliarity …

The case for a Financial Transaction Tax is compelling

James Stewart 04/10/2011

Jim Stewart: The reaction to the proposal from the European Commission, France and Germany, for a financial transaction tax (FTT) has produced a …

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Robert Sweeney

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Paul Sweeney

Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  He is …

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