SBP editorial: Varadkar must say no to harmonised corporate tax rate

24th September, 2017

Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, wants an EU-wide corporate tax rate. This presents an existential threat to Ireland’s international competitiveness at a time when it can least afford it, and it behoves the Irish government to strike a firm position on this matter.

This newspaper has long held that Ireland has left itself vulnerable by relying on a low corporate tax rate as the single pillar of its industrial policy.

Ireland has...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

How the programme for government will shape housing

Insight Niall Byrne 4 months ago

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Insight Todd G Buchholz 4 months ago

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped

Insight Larry Hatheway 4 months ago