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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has dismissed a proposal by Cabinet colleague Mary Mitchell O’Connor for a 30 per cent tax rate for returning emigrant graduates.
The so-called emigrants’ tax was to be aimed at those earning more than €75,000 in specialist jobs in areas such as medicine, science, IT and finance would see those eligible paying the rate of just 30 per cent.
Mr Kenny was replying in the Dáil on Wednesday to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, who asked if he accepted the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation’s proposal, was “unfair and discriminatory’’.