Chief Whip

Property tax legislation is passed

Property tax legislation is passed

Changes to the controversial property tax legislation were passed late last night by 62 votes to 41 after two-and-half hours of discussion at committee stage and heated exchanges throughout the day. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan rejected repeated opposition claims of insufficient time to discuss…
Sinn Féin hit out at bonus for Housing Minister

Sinn Féin hit out at bonus for Housing Minister

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has criticised the Taoiseach Enda Kenny for introducing a statutory instrument which awards Junior Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan €17,205 tax free annually on top of her €130,000 salary for the simple privilege of attending cabinet meetings. Deputy Doherty…