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#Wealth tax

# wealth-tax - Friday 9 October, 2015

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners Budget 2016 This post contains videos

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners

Paul Murphy talks about AAA’s radical alternative to current government policy.

# wealth-tax - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

# wealth-tax - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Fantasy or reality? Pearse Doherty wanted to explain 'Shinnernomics', so here's what he said...

They’re the subject of much debate so we asked Sinn Féin a few questions about their budget proposals this week. Here’s what the party finance spokesperson said…

# wealth-tax - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Fine Gael say Sinn Féin's economics were 'disastrous' in France. Were they? Here are the facts...

Wealth tax’, ‘higher income tax rate’, Hollande tried that didn’t he? Well sort of…

Shinnernomics: Opponents call them fantasy, so how realistic are Sinn Féin's budget proposals?

The rise of Sinn Féin raises obvious questions about what they would do in government. We take a closer look at the party’s economic policies.

# wealth-tax - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a tax on wealth? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a tax on wealth?

Is it only fair to ask high earners to pull their weight? Or is it just too punitive?

# wealth-tax - Sunday 8 June, 2014

# wealth-tax - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín said the current system was unacceptable. Minister Howlin told the Dáil a HIQA review would lead to a ‘refined and improved’ service.

# wealth-tax - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Pearse Doherty: Most TDs and Ministers use their pay to buy a new car or go on holiday

While the Sinn Féin TD said he and colleagues take home the average industrial wage most other TDs and ministers use some of their wages to buy a new car, go on holiday, put it in the bank or buy shares in the bank, he claimed.

# wealth-tax - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Here's how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k

Michael Noonan has indicated that he won’t be considering any kind of ‘wealth tax’ in Budget 2014 – but has released figures on how much it would bring in.

# wealth-tax - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Today everyone’s talking about a shooting in Dublin and the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# wealth-tax - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland

A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.

# wealth-tax - Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms

The Government has no democratic mandate from the electorate for a property tax. In fact, they were elected on the very opposite of commitments, writes Kieran Allen.

# wealth-tax - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Column: Taxing the wealthy is an option we need to look at

High earners and corporations – should they not ‘share the burden’ with the rest of us, asks Kieran Allen.

# wealth-tax - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Opposition parties hit back at criticism of their alternative budgets

The government claims neither of the two main opposition parties had their pre-budget submissions fully costed but this has been described as a “complete red herring” by Fianna Fáil.

# wealth-tax - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Poser: Does the government comment on its Budget plans?

Here’s one for the Budget theorists – there are some things the government WILL rule out, and some things it won’t…

# wealth-tax - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Column: Rich people can afford to give more - so a tax on wealth makes sense

The top 1 per cent of earners in this country own roughly €130 billion – so it’s time for the government to bring in a wealth tax, says Siobhán O’Donoghue.

# wealth-tax - Friday 28 October, 2011

Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has also proposed a minimum levy on high earners in its pre-Budget submission.