Retailers call for urgent reform of local authority rates system

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today launched a new policy paper entitled ‘Tackling the rates burden’. The paper highlights the serious deficiencies in the current system governing how local authority rates are levied and collected from retailers, resulting in over €200 million in uncollected rates each year. The retail sector […]

Establishment Must Not Close Ranks To Shield Judiciary From Reform – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has supported the calls of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, for greater accountability and transparency in the selection process for members of the judiciary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister Ross was accused of misrepresenting the willingness of the judiciary to accept fundamental reforms that would make […]