Category: Taxation


The four factors shifting power away from workers and citizens

Paul Sweeney 23/09/2011

Paul Sweeney: In developed countries, there has been a decline in labour’s share of national income going to wages for many years. This has major …

Questions that should be put to the Minister

Michael Taft 27/07/2011

Michael Taft: The Cabinet has approved the interim Household Charge of €100, designed to ‘raise’ €160 million from 1.8 million households. …

Our disappearing corporate taxes

An tSaoi 25/07/2011

An Saoi: Stand up and take a bow, the tax team of Microsoft Inc! You managed to reduce the effective corporate tax rate to just 17.53% for the year …

Chemical solutions to economic problems?

Rory O'Farrell 04/07/2011

Rory O'Farrell: I feel it rare that I have reason to be thankful to the FF/PD government of 2002-2007. However, they had one policy that was so …

Has the time come?

19/04/2011

"In 1816, the British parliament repealed the temporary income tax that William Pitt the Younger had introduced in 1789 to finance the Napoleonic …

12.5 per cent is no solution

Michael Burke 13/04/2011

Michael Burke: The Irish Times reports that the new Taoiseach refused to countenance any upward adjustment of the corporate tax rate in exchange for …

Corporate tax rate

Peadar Kirby 11/04/2011

Peadar Kirby: The issue of Ireland’s rate of corporation tax again dominated the news agenda over the weekend with the standoff between some EU …

Learning like lemmings? Non-lessons of the crisis

James Wickham 01/04/2011

James Wickham: Why did the Irish crisis happen in Ireland? Most public discussion still seems to oscillate between personalising the issue (‘greedy …

Guest post by Martin O'Dea: What can I do you for?

31/03/2011

Martin O'Dea lectures in Management and Human Resource Management at the Dublin Business School In our day-to-day lives we consume, enjoy, utilise …

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Kirsty Doyle

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Paul Sweeney

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