Fine Gael lobbied European allies to drop tax and EU army plans

24th March, 2019
Fine Gael senator and EU Affairs spokesman Neale Richmond

Fine Gael had to lobby its European political allies to drop plans for EU tax harmonisation and an EU army from their election manifesto, it has emerged.

It comes after a stark warning from the chief economist of the state’s borrowing agency that it is going to be “difficult” for Ireland to keep its 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate after Brexit.

Fine Gael was alarmed by the draft European election manifesto...

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