SINN Fein’s economy spokesman Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin has described revelations that the Irish exchequer missed out on over 8 billion in revenue as a result of tax avoidance schemes as “vindication of Sinn Féin policies on taxation.” Is Caoimhghin really saying smuggling cigarettes and diesel across the border counts as a policy? We knew the paramilitaries were good, but 8 billion? I refuse to believe it!
Sorry – couldn’t resist. ;o) Still, is it not a bit rich for a party that has benefited from tax avoidance in the past to criticise others on this issue?