The recent G7 conference has produced a landmark agreement about a global corporate tax shakeup. The 7 countries plan to introduce a two-pillar system that could have dire effects on Irish tax revenue, and could cause an exodus of foreign multinationals from our country. This proposal - lead by the US - seeks to curtail tax-minimising policies and prevent large companies from exploiting tax havens.
The left in Ireland is a broad range of parties with no one unique ideology. Often disagreeing on the specifics of issues, the opposition parties represent a diverse portfolio of policies, often grounded in deep ideological beliefs. The lack of compromise on some issues has resulted in the failure to form a Government, most notably in 2020:
Irish Parties To Be Questioned over Electoral Practices
The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has been nothing if not controversial. The row between the UK and EU over AstraZeneca’s contract obligations was a sign of things to come, and the US’ refusal until May to waive intellectual property protections for vaccine manufacturers in order to increase cheaper production for poorer countries has not helped matters.
As summer approaches you might want to get your sunscreen out and cut back on those brunch cocktails, or at least try to stay hydrated during those late nights out. For what may now feel inherent to the taste of summer, might give you long lasting issues for your skin.
We are all downhearted, tired, upset and sad, about the events of the last 14 months and the UEFA Euro 2020 is a welcome distraction. With the first match due to start on Friday, the 11th of June at 8pm with Italy versus Turkey which is being held in Rome.