In his latest tweet Donald Trump has threatened to postpone the November 3rd Election. But can he do so? And if not, what exactly is he up to?
Leo Varadkar raised eyebrows when he stated that the coming economic recovery could be “very divisive”. The government has a choice in this matter.
JK Rowling’s recent ill-informed essay suggests that transphobia may be going mainstream. Here we fact-check seven of her most dangerous statements.
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French Candian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming film, Dune, opens in theaters in December. However, his journey from the Canadian arthouse to Hollywood blockbuster was not straightforward, writes John Hunter.
Reports emerged last night that Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan, TD for the Dublin South constituency, was facing questions over his leadership.
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.
The Central Statistics Office released the results of wave two of its Business Impact of COVID-19 Survey (BICS) to the public today [May 18th 2020]. The online survey sampled 3,000 enterprises, giving an insight into the extent to which COVID-19 has affected businesses around the country. Information for this survey was collected between Tuesday, May 5th and Monday May 12th.
“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.
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.
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