Paying tax is one of the cornerstones of a republic
JP McManus’s donation to the GAA is nice, but let’s not lose sight of the ordinary taxpayer who picks up the tab required to keep Ireland going
Ireland is a republic. The supreme power is held by the Irish people and their elected representatives and not inherited by monarchs through accidents of birth or rich men because of the size of their bank accounts.
Ireland chose to become a republic and we maintain a fierce pride in that decision. A republic does not distinguish between its citizens by virtue of wealth, background or gender. In theory, a republican ethos promotes equality between...
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