Where has all the money gone?

There are several reasons why the government finds itself facing a €5 billion shortfall this year and possibly more next year, writes Richard Curran.

6th September, 2008

There are several reasons why the government finds itself facing a €5 billion shortfall this year and possibly more next year, writes Richard Curran.

It was just two years ago, but already it sounds like it came from a different era. Back in September 2006, former minister for justice Michael McDowell threw a political grenade on to the cabinet table when he suggested in an interview that stamp duty should be radically overhauled because the...

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