Sunday February 16, 2020

Election factcheck: ‘garden tax’, climate action, GP charges

Each week the Business Post assesses comments made in Election 2020 to determine, as far as possible, if they are true or false

26th January, 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told reporters at a briefing in Drogheda last weekend that Ireland was safer than many other countries

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: The Green Party’s “garden tax” could lead to people in Dún Laoghaire and “coastal Dublin”, as well as “lots of other areas”, paying higher property taxes. He made the claim during the Virgin Media One Leaders’ Debate last week.

Verdict: misleading

The facts: the Green Party has long advocated the replacement of the current property tax...

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