Mc Conalogue concerned at impact of proposed VAT increase

Deputy Charlie McConalogue says  a 2% increase in VAT will put serious pressure on businesses in border towns and villages.

The Donegal North East TD says Ireland is at the mercy of global economic factors when it comes to currency fluctuations, but we do have complete control over our own domestic VAT rate.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny argues that currency fluctuations have a greater impact on cross-border trade, but Deputy Mc Conalogue doesn't accept that arguement........

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