Wednesday February 19, 2020

Dear Minister, may I present my alternative Finance Bill . . .

The Finance Bill was tailored for multinationals. I believe Michael Noonan should have done more for Indigenous Ireland Inc, writes Brian Keegan.

26th October, 2014
Michael Noonan's budget did not do much for the indigenous business sector. Picture: PA/Niall Carson

There’s rarely any good news in a Finance Bill. Why would any minister for finance miss an opportunity to present something positive during the budget day theatre by burying it in the gloom of the dreary tax law that follows?

The Finance Bill, published last Thursday, is the fine print of the budget. Like the warning of side effects on the medicine box, or the exclusions on an insurance policy, it is a...

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