Brian Keegan: The Tax Take

As the election draws near, the tax proposals from our politicians deserve scrutiny

24th January, 2016

The date of the election has yet to be announced, but that hasn’t stopped the tax promises flowing from all quarters of the political divide. It has been said that politicians campaign in poetry even if they have to end up governing in prose.

The standard of campaigning so far could not be described as poetry. It’s more of a populist doggerel. In post-bailout Ireland we apparently won’t be paying USC or property...

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