Category: Politics

Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte’s comments showcase the very worst of the centre of Irish politics.

The appearance of East Galway Fianna Fáil TD and Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte on this morning’s Saturday with Cormac Ó hEadhra [23rd May 2020] has been met with sharp criticism and disappointment by many. Her comments have damaged the sense of solidarity that was evident in Irish society as a result of COVID-19, and could lead to greater division going forward.

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“It’s not about things as they were”: Micheál Martin says that supporting small businesses is key in next government, and that social housing is still on the agenda.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin appeared in studio on RTÉ’s Late Late Show tonight [May 22nd] to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the country, give his reaction to the government’s mitigation efforts, and to provide an update on the government formation talks.

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“We have given a commitment in relation to income tax and USC, nothing else” – borrowing and new taxes possible under next government

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney admitted last night [May 17th] that tax increases are a possibility should negotiations between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party lead to the formation of a government, although he reiterated his party’s desire that increases to income tax and Universal Social Charge (USC) should not be part of government policy.

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