New Renua leader to stick with flat tax plan

Leahy promises ‘evidence-based’ version of controversial policy after election wipeout

4th September, 2016
John Leahy

New Renua leader John Leahy has pledged to retain its controversial flat tax proposal even though it failed to gain the party any seats at the last election.

The Offaly councillor was confirmed as the new party’s leader at yesterday’s party AGM in Dublin after he was the only person who applied for the €65,000-a-year role.

He replaces former leader Lucinda Creighton, who lost her seat at the last election.

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