Election avoided, but Donohoe still drawing battle lines

Irish Times | Dec 6, 2019 at 3:24 PM
  • The Government may have avoided a pre-Christmas election after the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy survived a motion of no confidence on Tuesday.
  • Risks attached to Ireland’s high debt burden would ordinarily be reflected in the market interest rates – or yields – attached to its bonds.
  • Donohoe – long criticised by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) for failing to stash away billions of euro of windfall corporate tax receipts in recent years from a handful of multinationals – warned on Tuesday of a “clear and present danger of a fall-off in corporation tax receipts”.