Former Labour Party minister Barry Desmond has said that a report on the taxation of child benefit for high-income groups in the 1980s was blocked by Fine Gael ministers who had a "difficulty" with its impact on farmers.
He described it as "remarkable" that the government was not moving to tax child benefit paid to high-income groups some 30 years after an interdepartmental report outlined a taxation scheme.
Desmond was a minister in the Fine Gael-Labour...
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