Pearse Doherty says government tax breaks will cost Irish workers jobs

Government proposals to offer new tax breaks to attract skilled workers to Ireland have been criticised by Sinn Fein.

The measure - which is contained in the newly published finance bill - is designed to ensure that investors in Ireland can get the skilled employees they need to create jobs here.

The Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he's introducing the tax break at the request of the IDA and Enterprise Ireland who say Irish based companies need the incentive in order to compete for skilled labour.

But Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty says the measure will cost Irish workers jobs.

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