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Is there any tax we’d accept for our country’s sake?

May 18, 2011 Comments Off GavinDuffy

There has been an awful lot written about the funding of the Government’s job initiative through a levy on pensions. Levy of course is a euphemism for tax. In fact there has been so much criticism of this “attack on pensioners” that we have almost forgotten what it is funding. The money collected from this ...

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DJ & Sarah’s Troubles

May 18, 2011 Comments Off GavinDuffy

My former colleague on Dragons’ Den, Sarah Newman and her partner DJ Carey, were in the news last week. AIB went to the Commercial Court to foreclose on a debt of 9.5 million euro. There were acres of coverage for the story because, of course, they are a very high profile couple. She was judge ...

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World’s Most Famous Heads of State in Ireland.

May 18, 2011 Comments Off GavinDuffy

The Queen has arrived and so too has a milestone in the process of reconciliation between our two countries. I warmly welcome the British Head of State and believe her visit is long overdue. I am very privileged to be meeting both Queen Elizabeth and President Obama at functions I will attend in the next few ...

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Sean Gallagher for the Park

May 9, 2011 Comments Off GavinDuffy

So my great friend, Sean Gallagher, is hoping to run for the Park in November’s Presidential election. The news that he is entering the race appeared in Sunday’s papers. Late on Saturday night I had received a courtesy text from Sean telling me there would probably be something in the papers the next day about ...

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