Tuesday 21 November 2017

No artistic merit in Bertie's book

I read with disbelief the reports that the Revenue Commissioners have granted former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern tax-free status, under the artists' exemption scheme, for earnings from his autobiography (Irish Independent, January 6).

Under the criteria set out for writers in this scheme, it states: "It will be granted to a work that is original and creative and is generally recognised as having cultural or artistic merit."

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