Seven Principles for Progressive Income Tax

Nat O’Connor’s Seven principles for taxation are that it should be stable, sustainable, adequate, progressive, efficient, transparent and responsive to economic, social and environmental externalities. [pullquote] photo credit: lincolnian (Brian) some rights reserved. [/pullquote] Ultimately, the taxation discussion should begin with what kind of public services people in Ireland really …

Public Service Pay

The Irish Times has a very interesting breakdown of public sector salaries, ranging from €13,403 for a Defence Force private, to €240,000 for a hospital consultant. [pullquote] photo credit: William Murphy Creative Commons license: some rights reserved. [/pullquote] OF THE 357,175 people working in the public sector, only one-tenth are …