Howlin: FG 'wrong' to resist tax increases on wealthy

Public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin says he believes Fine Gael was "wrong" to resist tax increases on higher earners in the budget.

6th January, 2013
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Public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin says he believes Fine Gael was "wrong" to resist tax increases on higher earners in the budget, but that rather than "allowing this disagreement to bring down the government", the two parties agreed a compromise package of measures.

Writing in today's *Sunday Business Post*, Howlin also acknowledges that tax increases cannot continue indefinitely. "If we are interested in the welfare of the less well-off we must be as concerned by...

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