REFORM NEEDED INSTEAD OF CUTS IN RESPONSE TO REVIEW OF NDP

29 October 2003

“In today’s Irish Times we have a report on a leaked basis, of the content of the independent mid-term review of the National Development Plan carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute. A proper debate of this important independent assessment by the ESRI of the government’s conduct in respect of implementing the Plan … Continue reading Reform needed instead of cuts in response to review of NDP

MCCREEVY URGED TO GIVE ESTIMATE OF SUMS INVOLVED IN LATEST OFFSHORE TAX SCAMS

23 October 2003

As the Dail heads off for yet another week’s recess, compliant tax payers are left reeling at the latest series of revelations regarding off-shore tax evasion via accounts held in the Isle of Man. “Specifically, the Dail is entitled to demand from the Minister for Finance, an estimate of the amounts involved in the latest … Continue reading McCreevy urged to give estimate of sums involved in latest offshore tax scams

TAX FIGURES SHOW NEED TO TIGHTEN SCREW ON EVASION

16 October 2003

The disclosure at the Public Accounts Committee today by the Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Mr. Frank Daly, that a further €111m in unpaid tax had been recovered from people who held trust accounts in the Channel Islands is a stark reminder of the extent to which the well off were allowed to evade their … Continue reading Tax figures show need to tighten screw on evasion

BURTON CALLS FOR FULL REVIEW OF TAX LAWS ON RESIDENCY STATUS

11 October 2003

The Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance, Deputy Joan Burton, has called for a full review of the tax law in regard to residency status. Deputy Burton said that the current case involving Mr. Denis O’Brien highlighted once again the extent to which very wealthy people were able to buy homes abroad, thus claiming foreign residency … Continue reading Burton calls for full review of tax laws on residency status

ESRI REPORT HIGHLIGHTS MCCREEVY’S BLINKERED AND DAMAGING ECONOMIC POLICIES

10 October 2003

“Today’s ESRI Quarterly Economic Commentary highlights once again how blinkered ideology and political cynicism rather than sound economics are driving Minister McCreevy’s policies. “Having overheated the economy during the boom, he is now cutting too deeply for the long-term good of the economy. His policies are described by the ESRI as ‘contractionary’ despite the downturn … Continue reading ESRI report highlights McCreevy’s blinkered and damaging economic policies

BURTON SEEKS INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITMENTS FOR HANSFIELD SDZ

5 October 2003

Speaking ahead of a special hearing of An Bord Pleanála on the Hansfield Special Development Zone (SDZ), Joan Burton, T.D. for Dublin West, and Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance, has said that “whereas Dublin 15 has the capacity for more housing, there is a need to ensure that infrastructural support for new housing, is mandatory … Continue reading Burton seeks infrastructure commitments for Hansfield SDZ

EXCHEQUER FIGURES DAMNING IN CONTEXT OF C&AG REPORT ON COST OF TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH

2 October 2003

The Exchequer figures for the third quarter published this evening by the Department of Finance make very disappointing reading once again for employment and economic activity in Ireland with the exception of housing, which is surging ahead with high inflation and this in turn is reflected in increased receipts from VAT and stamp duty. The … Continue reading Exchequer figures damning in context of C&AG report on cost of tax breaks for the rich

WHOPPING €300 MILLION PROFIT FROM FINGAL LAND DEALS. – “THIS IS REAL CAUSE OF SKY HIGH HOUSE PRICES” SAYS JOAN BURTON

1 October 2003

Over €300 million profit was netted last year alone by a handful of landowners and developers in Fingal ,according to a detailed study published in the Irish Independent ( August 29th). This study reveals that as few as 25 individuals and companies control half of the development land in Fingal and are the main beneficiaries … Continue reading Whopping €300 million profit from Fingal Land deals. – “This is real cause of sky high house prices” says Joan Burton

ROUTE 39 QBC FLAWS SHOWN IN SURVEY – PASSENGERS DEMAND A BETTER SERVICE; SAY JOAN BURTON TD AND CLLR PEGGY HAMILL

1 October 2003

Blanchardstown’s Bus Corridor is the only one in Dublin where no improvement has happened in bus journey times according to survey by the Dublin Transport Office. Bus users on the 39,38 and 37 routes are not surprised. They know the Blanchardstown route is a Quality Bus Corridor only in name. It does not have a … Continue reading Route 39 QBC flaws shown in Survey – Passengers demand a better service; say Joan Burton TD and Cllr Peggy Hamill

MANY QUESTIONS FOR COLLINS AND FF ON OFFSHORE ACCOUNT

26 September 2003

The publication today by the Revenue Commissioners of another list of tax defaulters list, who have paid almost €35m in settlements, including the holders of hundreds of bogus offshore accounts is a stark reminder of the extent to which many of the great and good in Irish society unlawfully evaded paying their fair share of … Continue reading Many questions for Collins and FF on offshore account