FIVE THINGS I WOULD CHANGE ABOUT THE TAXATION OF INVESTMENTS IN IRELAND
Internationally, Ireland is thought of a business-friendly, low-tax environment.
This is true for businesses and funds who choose to operate or domicile themselves here.
However, it is certainly not true for individual investors living in Ireland, who face a tax code that is in bad need of reform.
Here are five things I would change immediately.
Oct 7, 2022 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
The incoming auto-enrolment system in Ireland sounds horrible:
- a quasi-mandatory system, reducing take-home pay even more for employees.
- even higher costs for employers.
- a huge new govt subsidy for pensions (how can they afford to do this but not to cut income tax?)
- govt subsidies are applied equally regardless of tax bracket, so a pension becomes another form of income redistribution.
- money gets locked up in the system for 40+ years.
- new central processing authority to administer it, creating more unnecessary civil servant jobs.
Sep 12, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Ireland's "Commission on Taxation and Welfare" has triggered outrage with alleged proposals to reduce inheritance tax relief, raise diesel duty, etc.
As with NPHET, the likely purpose of COTW is to float bad ideas, so that government can see which ones are viable.
Media reports have disclosed the alleged proposals from COTW, but have said almost nothing about who or what COTW is. The ordinary reader is left wondering who to blame for all of the bad ideas.
This is where I come in with a relevant link and a summary.
They say that history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes.
Let's take a little trip down memory lane, examining the track records of three people who push Covid-19 vaccination and the Covid-19 hysteria.
1. Gabriel Scally, 2010:
"I would strongly encourage you to take up the swine flu vaccination...
The best protection that you can have against swine flu is to be vaccinated...
In due course, the vaccine will be made available to the general public."
Jan 16, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Norwegian Institute of Public Health:
“for those with most severe frailty, even relatively mild vaccine side effects can have serious consequences. For those who have very short remaining life span.. benefit of the vaccine may be marginal or irrelevant.”
As I initially suggested when I first read about the Pfizer vaccine, choosing between getting Covid and taking this vaccine might not be the obvious decision that so many people assume it to be:
BREAKING: I have the latest monthly death registrations from the Irish government's reporting office:
Let's do another quick thread to expose the scam. 👇👇
I'm now increasingly confident that there were just below 24,000 deaths in the first nine months of 2020 (based on the historic pattern of late registrations).
This is consistent with published death notices - there were 23,700 death notices.
Jan 11, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Are you ready to understand the nature of the scam?
The number of people in Ireland's ICU units doesn't change, no matter how many "Covid" patients are in it:
Firstly, it's important to note that this is not because maximum capacity has been reached.
All the way back in mid-April, there were 500 beds, and additional surge capacity on top of this.
That capacity was taken out, as it was not needed. Fewer than 300 beds are in use today.
Jan 3, 2021 • 29 tweets • 10 min read
Kary Mullis won a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1993.
His most famous achievement was the invention of PCR, the method being used around the world to test for Covid-19.
I've been asking myself: what would he think of current events?
It's time for a thread. 👇👇
In one of life's strange coincidences, Mullis died in August 2019 - just months before the first cases of Covid were allegedly discovered in China.
Since I can't ask him for his latest thoughts, I've read his book, "Dancing Naked in the Mind Field".
Here are the six best bits.
Dec 10, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING - I have the latest monthly death registration data for Ireland.
The official numbers continue to proclaim that over 2,000 people died "from Covid".
But that just doesn't make sense - see below. 👇👇👇
Firstly, take a look at this chart showing monthly deaths per 1000 people (adjusted for late registrations).
January 2020 was unusually mild. And April 2020 was the same as Jan 2017 & Jan 2018.
It doesn't look as if the months add up to something worse than the average year...
Nov 7, 2020 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
BREAKING: LATEST MORTALITY DATA (released yesterday)
See below for my updated and extended charts, and a few new ones. 👇👇👇
There's a clear trend towards improving annual mortality, and no evidence of any impact from Covid.
Please share: everybody needs to know this!
Here's the raw data.
I've updated my estimates for the first half of the year, including all late registrations.
I've been deliberately pessimistic, and my pessimistic esimates are what you will see in the charts below.
Nov 5, 2020 • 9 tweets • 5 min read
Nobody who understands what I'm about to say can think about the Covid-19 crisis again in the same way. 👇👇👇
It's all based on objective data, and simple estimates.
Please retweet this and let's raise the level of understanding.
I've already shown that in Ireland, the first six months of 2020 were nothing special, in terms of deaths per 1,000 people.
It has been requested that I do a simpler version of this thread, explaining why the modellers advising the Irish government are so amazingly wrong in their forecasts and in their understanding of the risk from Covid-19.