Atakan Uzun is set to run as an independent in the 2024 local elections. Here he outlines what he hopes to achieve should he be elected.Read More
Leo Varadkar raised eyebrows when he stated that the coming economic recovery could be “very divisive”. The government has a choice in this matter.Read More
The Programme for Government’s lack of clarity regarding the financing of future expenditure is problematic. Carbon tax can’t be the answer.Read More
TD’s expenses are once again under the spotlight following the decision of a number of Dublin TDs to waive or partially waive their travel expenses.Read More
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.Read More
“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.Read More
Reports emerged last night that Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan, TD for the Dublin South constituency, was facing questions over his leadership.Read More
France and Germany’s initiative for a COVID-19 recovery fund is a welcome sign of European solidarity.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron may have come to an agreement on a €500 billion COVID-19 recovery fund for Europe – but there is still a long way to go before any such plan becomes EU policy.Read More
“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.Read More
Labour’s refusal to enter government formation talks should serve as a warning to the Irish electorate
Leo Varadkar’s suggestion yesterday [May 15th] that tax rises may be necessary following COVID-19 is just the start of what is set to be a difficult period for the next government – whatever its political makeup.Read More