Tax and gender ought to be on Noonan's agenda

Comment: Michael Noonan should consider equality as well as balancing the books in 2015

12th October, 2014

The choices being made in Budget 2015 are not simply about how to balance, where to cut and what to protect. They are about our direction and priorities as a nation. As we move out of recession, Budget 2015 can bring us closer to a more equal Ireland.

New research from the ESRI has shown that women experienced a disproportionate loss of income under recession and austerity. Women in couples suffered a 14 per cent income level...

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