Brian Keegan: The easing of the tax rules won’t last
New taxes are often the by-products of crises, such as the 2008 financial crash. This pandemic may well be no different
In common with many similar authorities across the world, the Revenue Commissioners are being asked to channel government cash supports through the pandemic to the businesses that can claim them. The job of the Revenue, however, is primarily to collect money, not to pay it. A tax system cannot be liberal indefinitely.
Along with operating the wage subsidy scheme, the Revenue has in recent weeks granted moratoriums on tax-filing dates and tax-payment dates, effectively allowing...
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Colin Murphy: Ireland was abusing its unwed mothers even before there was Church and state collusion
Twentieth-century Ireland was one of the most repressive sexual cultures in the world. Much of that is on the Catholic Church, but not all of it
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Elaine Byrne: We need to stop being afraid to say what really happened to these girls
When we talk about mother and baby homes, we keep on finding ways to avoid saying certain words and that needs to change