Colonialism, Coillte and Cromwell: It’s time Ireland grew up in its attitudes to FDI
The bizarre use of “Brits out”-type arguments in the debate about foreign investment in forestry ignores the influence of multinationals on Ireland’s tax sovereignty – or the need for the assets funded by overseas capital.
Energy windfall tax, a “pathfinder” green transport plan for Dublin, and silver linings: Ryan on Budget 2023
The sectors under the Minister for Transport and Environment Eamon Ryan’s watch are most affected by volatile energy markets. Should it lead to an economic slowdown, he pledges to make up for job losses with employment in retrofitting.
Yet another Commission has been set up, yet another Commission has reported, and yet another Commission has been ignored
The response to the Commission on Taxation highlights yet again that this government, like the one before it, is not that interested in the sometimes difficult opinions of experts. This is a pity.
Real investment, phantom investment and the position of Sinn Féin: MEPs target “the Irish role in tax avoidance”
The European Parliament’s tax group is visiting Ireland to tackle the use of this country as a base to locate profits “at the expense of taxpayers in Europe,” according to its chair. Sinn Féin’s position in support of current tax policy is part of the equation.
Robert Troy is another product of the blanket exemption of landlords from procurement rules
For decades, Government policy has been to outsource social housing to private landlords while telling them that they needn’t bother with common public supply transparency obligations. This is coming back to bite one of their own.
We have the presidency of the Eurogroup. And we can keep it. Our politicians just need to figure out a way to make it happen
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe could be re-elected unopposed to the highly prized European role. But his candidacy could be jeopardised by a cabinet reshuffle. Given the influence the post brings, the Government must come up with a solution – and fast.
Liz Truss is likely to damage EU-UK relations further. The only question is the timing
Of the two remaining Oxford-educated candidates for UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss is in the lead. Her reliance on the Conservative party’s hard right will mean a tough line on the Northern Ireland Protocol - though not out of conviction.