John Walsh: We cannot ignore the laws of economic gravity

If a government wants to spend big, it needs an appropriate tax base. Disregarding this fact in the past was Fianna Fáil’s fatal flaw, but leading the conversation on it now might just earn the party a future

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, set up the Commission on Taxation and Welfare to ‘review how best the taxation and welfare system can support economic activity and income redistribution, while promoting increased employment and prosperity in a resilient, inclusive and sustainable way’. Picture: RollingNews