Saturday 3 December 2016

FF dodging need for property tax

Published 02/08/2010 | 05:00

MICHAEL Collins believed that he had signed his own death warrant when he agreed the treaty with the British in London. His fear was well-founded.

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He did indeed pay a high price for this piece of land we call Ireland.

Perhaps land is the most potent of all our passions in this country. This is the reason why the Fianna Fail-led Government is so completely determined to run away from the most difficult of decisions: that a property tax in Ireland is a long-term certainty.

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