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Thursday 21 September, 2017

Budget 2018: 'There is a strong argument for increasing taxes in the budget'

Taxes and social contributions in Ireland are, on a per capita basis, lower than in every other high-income country, writes Tom McDonnell.

Sunday 21 July, 2013

Column: Is Ireland actually a tax haven?

The consequence of tax avoidance and evasion by multinationals and wealthy individuals is higher income taxes for the rest of society, writes Dr Tom McDonnell who says Ireland is certainly not a haven for the average taxpayer.

Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Column: People don’t trust Europe – but that can be changed

The EU can restore trust by pursuing evidence-based policies that will put people first – namely by setting targets for the real economy, humanitarian aid, and social justice, writes Tom McDonnell.

Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Column: Who’s next in line to be consumed by the European crisis?

While other countries are showing signs of difficulty, it’s Spain’s deterioration which could bring the euro crisis to its most dangerous point, writes Tom McDonnell, who asks where Europe goes from here?