TD for Wicklow and East Carlow. Fighting for job creation, economic justice and political reform.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Author Archive
Time to Tax 'Vultures' Like the Rest of Us

Time to Tax ‘Vultures’ Like the Rest of Us

Closing down tax avoidance by large investors is part of the difference between the State having, and not having, enough money to invest in public services and infrastructure for the next decade. And to that end, the latest Project Eagle accounts tell us three important things. First, they vindicate the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (C&AG)...
Finance Bill Could Turn Commercial Property Bubble into next Crash

Finance Bill Could Turn Commercial Property Bubble into next Crash

Analysis by Stephen Donnelly TD, released today, provides new evidence that Dublin is in the throes of a new bubble in commercial property. This means higher rents for businesses across the capital, which are increasingly being paid to institutional foreign landlords who will now be able to operate in Ireland tax free. It means higher...
Finance Bill Means Commercial Landlords Could Soon Be Completely Tax Free

Finance Bill Means Commercial Landlords Could Soon Be Completely Tax Free

Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow has raised serious concerns that changes announced in this month’s Finance Bill will lead to large domestic and foreign commercial landlords operating completely tax free in Ireland. This would lead to higher rents for families and businesses, bigger mortgages, less public money for investment in services...
Donnelly Submits €20BN Proposal on Vulture Funds

Donnelly Submits €20BN Proposal on Vulture Funds

Stephen Donnelly, TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, has submitted a detailed proposal to target €20bn in future avoided taxes. Many so-called vulture funds are using a tax avoidance mechanism called Section 110 to pay almost zero Irish taxes on billions in profits. The matter has been highlighted by Deputy Donnelly over several months, and...
National Orthopaedic Hospital Cannot Afford Implants

National Orthopaedic Hospital Cannot Afford Implants

Cappagh used to run six operating theatres. Now it’s just three. Surgeons who used to get one day each week in theatre now get two a month. They can do an average of five procedures a day, but are have been told to stop after three. So instead of doing 20 to 25 procedures a...
After Round 3 of Voting Where Do We Stand?

After Round 3 of Voting Where Do We Stand?

Just out of the Chamber from round 3 of voting. Here’s broadly where it’s at: 1. With Sinn Féin off the pitch, the only 2 parties that can form a government are Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael (let’s hope that changes in future elections, but that’s what we’re dealing with for now); 2. A coalition...