If you would like to submit a contribution to our Readers Blog section then follow this link. Be sure to include your full name, address and contact number otherwise your submission will not be considered for publication. We will contact you prior to publication.

No point in raising corporate tax

Tarun Kapoor from the Business School at the University of Cambridge advocates “a 28% increase in the [corporation] tax rate”.

This, he says, can “stimulate the economy” (May 11).

While advocating such a course of action, one of the reasons he gives for the Irish economy’s current predicament is “access to cheap money”.

It was not the access to the money that caused our problems, it was the decision to recklessly borrow too much of it.

Those decisions were taken by our own most powerful citizens in government, financial institutions, etc, during the Celtic Tiger period.

As a result we all ended up with national bankruptcy on our hands.

One of the very few bright spots in our economic horizon is the performance of our exports. Perhaps I am missing something, but why would we want to damage that by outdoing the recklessness of the Celtic Tiger period through increasing our corporation tax rate?

A Leavy

Sutton

Dublin 13


Lifestyle

Rower Philip Doyle believes there is no gain without pain when it comes to training. “You have to break a body down to build it up,” says the 27-year-old matter of factly.Irish rower Philip Doyle: 'You have to break a body down to built it up'

The bohemian brio of kaftans seems a tad exotic for socially distanced coffee mornings or close-to-home staycations. Perhaps that’s their charm.Trend of the Week: Cool Kaftans - Breezy dressing redefined

Eve Kelliher consults a Munster designer to find out what our future residences, offices and businesses will look likeHow pandemic life is transforming homes and workplaces

Nidge and co return for a repeat of a series that gripped the nation over its five seasons.Friday's TV Highlights: Love/Hate returns while Springwatch looks at rewilding

More From The Irish Examiner