Theresa O'Donohue attended the recent National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle. She comments in her blog
: "I was pretty gobsmacked when I realised the actual reason climate change was on the agenda. They’re concerned about how to pay the fines we will have to pay when we don’t meet our targets for greenhouse gas emissions!!!"
by Konrad. The Irish government has covered discussion of the proposed property tax in a blanket of silence. We fear the worst. The developers, speculators and banks are set for another bail-out by the ordinary citizen. But it is not too late yet if we wake up and demand a Site Value Tax instead of a property tax that will exempt the 1%.
The Environmental Pillar has added its weight to the growing push for a Site Value Tax in Ireland. Today (18 October) it released a policy on Site Value Tax, outlining the social, economic and environmental benefits that would be delivered by its implementation.
If you are interested in the Single most important decision our Government could take to navigate us out of our current mess You are welcome to come to a riveting and honest discussion on The merits of Site Value Tax (SVT) Otherwise known as “The Fair Tax” as the alternative to a ‘Property Tax” on […]
The journal.ie asked the political parties for their views on property tax. Their replies were as expected except for Fianna Fail who surprisingly have been persuaded by our arguments that a Site Value Tax is best. Here is an excerpt [...]
Report by Fred Harrison: "Ireland’s lower corporate tax rate is a two-edged sword: it attracted foreign capital, but the net gains were either (i) capitalised into disruptively higher land values, which helped to fuel the property boom/bust, or (ii) were repatriated. Hong Kong’s much lower income tax heightened incentives to work, save and invest. Hong Kong is recognised as the most competitive economy in the world. We only need to compare the skyline of Hong Kong with Dublin to appreciate that something remarkably different was, and is, driving the Asian Tiger’s economic engine."