Tom Maguire: Tax changes we make now could help business for years

The way we did business a few months ago may never return – so the opportunity is to make changes that will both aid recovery and set us up well for our new futures

Restaurants have had to change their business models dramatically: tax breaks could help them survive the Covid-19 crisis

Let’s go all déjà vu for a moment: “The Bill before us has been framed in the context of the most difficult economic and financial climate in a generation.”

So said the Minister for Finance when launching the Dáil debate on Finance Bill No.2 of 2008 (FB2) in November of that year.

Critically, the current Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said recently when discussing the stability programme update in the same chamber that “none of ...