Some of you reading this are trapped in negative equity. You bought a small apartment around 2005. You paid a fortune in taxes on it. Today, you have kids, and Continue Reading →
The budget – Some good, some bad, lots missing, and sadly lacking in ambition. But tax avoidance in there, as is childcare, and special needs…here’s my contribution in the Dáil.
The budget has some winners, but many losers – more in terms of lack of attention than explicit damage. Here’s a few minutes from the Dáil on what we should Continue Reading →
The draft legislation published by Minister for Finance this week is a welcome first step, but it has more loopholes than a Swiss Cheese. Initial soundings suggest that the proposed Continue Reading →
Mars Capital – the company that bought the mortgages of Irish families from IBRC at a 58% discount – is owned by a children’s charity. From Leaders Questions: “Last week Continue Reading →
Two years ago, the government sold thousands of Irish mortgages to foreign funds. They refused to allow the mortgage holders bid on them. Some of those mortgage holders are now Continue Reading →