Ireland will reject corp tax hikes
Tuesday 15 February 2011 - by Andrew Hickley
The man predicted to lead the next Irish coalition government has declared that the country will firmly reject any changes to its minimal corporate tax rate after meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Both the CDU and Fine Gael are members of the centre-right European People's Party, with Merkel having publically backed Kenny in the 2007 Irish election. Recent polls have pinpointed the party as having a 9 per cent lead on the Labour party before the election, to be held on 25 February. It is likely the two will form a coalition.
It is understood that during the meeting Kenny also declared Fine Gael's intentions to request that unsecured bondholders are forced to foot part of the bill for Ireland's €85bn ($115bn) bailout, while outlining the budget cuts and economic policies his party will enact.
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