Thursday 18 January 2018

Sentenced to death by 1,000 cuts and taxes

Among the new charges facing the already stretched public are road tolls, property tax, water rates, and higher road tax, says Jerome Reilly

JUST before the election, as opinion polls showed a panic-inducing dip in support for his party, Eamon Gilmore accused Fine Gael of being the "party of stealth taxes".

He was right. It is. But now Mr Gilmore and his coterie have become willing, indeed enthusiastic, accomplices in the moves to make Ireland the land of cead mile tobhaigh.

The list of stealth charges gets longer by the day and include:

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