Dublin Council of Trade Unions

Reason 17: The Most Profitable Businesses Are Making No Sacrifices

While the Government cuts home-helps, health services, social protection payments – along with piling on tax increases on low/average income earners – they are ensuring that multi-national business in Ireland continue to roll in the profits.

Multi-nationals take in four times the profit they earn in the rest of the EU-15.  And that’s before tax – where Irish tax rates are the lowest.  But multi-nationals won’t be asked to share some of the sacrifice.  In fact, they won’t have to sacrifice anything – the Government is giving them even more tax breaks.

Why should we march?  Because people have sacrificed too much while the largest businesses in Ireland have sacrificed nothing at all.

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