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I had my reasons for joining FF - It wasn't done lightly

I had my reasons for joining FF – It wasn’t done lightly

‘Everybody hates you’. I was warned not to look at social media, but you know how it is. So when curiosity got the better of me and I opened Twitter on my phone early Friday morning, they were the first three words I read. On Thursday I joined Fianna Fáil, and was appointed spokesperson on...
Statement

Statement

This morning, the Fianna Fáil Whip Michael Moynihan TD received a letter from Stephen Donnelly TD applying to join the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party. The application was discussed at this morning’s meeting. Stephen’s admission was then formally proposed and approved unanimously. Party Leader MIcheál Martin TD commented, “I would like to welcome Stephen Donnelly to...
Talking Trump's First Weekend and the Commercial Property Bubble

Talking Trump’s First Weekend and the Commercial Property Bubble

Earlier this week, I joined Declan Meehan on East Coast Radio to discuss the weekend’s events across the pond, and the impact that the commercial property bubble may be having on residential property development in Ireland.
The Housing Crisis and the Commercial Property Bubble

The Housing Crisis and the Commercial Property Bubble

  We’re in the middle of a bubble in commercial property in Dublin that’s bubblier now than it was in 2007. It’s being caused in part by…you guessed it…Fine Gael tax breaks for foreign investors! Who cares? Every citizen, who sees vast taxes being missed that are sorely needed. Local businesses, who’ve seen their rents double in...
Oxfam Reckon We're a Tax Haven

Oxfam Reckon We’re a Tax Haven

    It’d be easy to dismiss Oxfam’s work as alarmist, or unfair, or misleading, but they’re not alone. In 2013, Ireland was singled out as a tax haven by the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security; In 2015, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights stated that “When lists of tax...
Why would a so-called vulture fund be owned by a children's charity?

Why would a so-called vulture fund be owned by a children’s charity?

Why would a so-called vulture fund be owned by a children’s charity? Why would the children’s charity list the Temple Street Children’s Hospital as one of their ‘Foundation Partners’…when Temple Street then say on national radio that they’re not? And then there was Fergus Finlay on today, saying Barnardos shouldn’t be listed either, referencing children...