Fianna Fáil ‘not target audience’ for newspaper budget article, says Fine Gael minister

Speaking on RTE’s Today With Claire Bryne, Martin Heydon said there was a need for a debate on the current surplus in the State finances

  • May 26, 2023
Martin Heydon, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Picture: RollingNews.ie

One of the three Fine Gael junior ministers who wrote a newspaper op-ed that caused tensions within the coalition government has said they were articulating a long-standing party position on tax.

Minister of State Martin Heydon and two other Fine Gael ministers – including a junior finance minister – called for a full-time worker on a wage of 52,000 euro to get 1,000 euro back in tax relief in the next budget.

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