We must heed sound of London calling

As Britain forges ahead with its road map on tax, Ireland must come up with a competitive plan that will attract investment, writes Martin Phelan.

25th November, 2012

In just five years, Ireland has brought in a series of challenging budgets aimed at collecting an additional €8.5 billion by way of new or increased taxes. In that period, eight new taxes and charges, as well as increases to nine existing taxes, have been introduced. In two weeks' time, we face the sixth budget in five years with much the same objective as the last five.

In such straitened times, there may be little...

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