Interesting blog from North Report which has Caoimhghin O’Caolain calling for a raising of the key level of corporation tax and a raise to 50% income tax for those earning €100,000. Even for ‘cyclists’, ie those who believe that the current centre of gravity at the right of centre in southern Irish politics will inevitably be followed by a lurch to the centre left, it is a big ask given the Republic’s high dependence on foreign investment. Or it may indicate the party’s expected ‘point of arrival’ is still some two or three election cycles away.
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