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Donohoe tax chatter reveals FG spooked by poll ratings and SF tax populism

Labour Party Finance Spokesperson, Ged Nash TD, has described comments made by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in this morning’s papers about a multi-annual tax cutting package as wrong for our economy and society. Deputy Nash said: “The Minister’s pledge to embark on a tax-cutting crusade is the wrong thing do. It is a transparently…

11 December 2021

Government barely tinkering around the edges – Cost of living supports need to match reality

• Package of measures needed not piecemeal approach • Labour proposed targeted carbon tax credit • Three year rent freeze desperately needed Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash has called on government to do more to tackle the soaring increase in the cost of living. Responding to the once-off €100 electricity credit proposed by government, Deputy…

10 December 2021

Eleventh-hour decision on EWSS indictment of Government’s failure to develop permanent short-time work scheme

• Labour repeats call for new German-style short-time work scheme • Failure to extend CRSS shows government at sixes and sevens Labour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash has welcomed the government’s eleventh-hour decision to restore the previous rates of the EWSS to businesses adversely affected by new public health restrictions. However, he said that the last-minute…

09 December 2021

Time for a radical rethink of public services in light of cost of living

Labour leader Alan Kelly has called for a rethink of the current approach to public services in light of the increased cost of living in Ireland. With CSO figures confirming prices rising by 5.3% in the year to November, Deputy Kelly said inflation has totally outstripped increases in wages and ordinary hard working people are…

09 December 2021

Concerns raised on economic forecasting in light of €5BN revenue bounce in November returns

Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform Ged Nash has welcomed the November Exchequer returns that show Government revenue running €5.4bn over projected figures. However, Deputy Nash said that there was an issue about forecasting being so far off the mark and that it mitigated against proper planning and resource use and…

02 December 2021

PUP cuts must be reversed – workers can’t pay the price for the pandemic

Tax relief for home workers promised by Govt must be backdated Labour employment spokesperson Marie Sherlock said the government must immediately assuage the concerns of workers in the night economy and restore the PUP payment in its entirety. Speaking following the news of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid, Senator Sherlock said that all…

16 November 2021

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