Brendan Keenan: Sacred cows on their way to milking parlour
EU Commissioner Olli Rehn is absolutely right. Ireland will soon no longer be a low-tax economy.
If one effect of the new budgetary surveillance is a bit of plain speaking, so much the better.
The Irish public sector accounts for about 40pc of the economy. That is fairly typical of a rich EU state, but Irish taxes are anything but typical.