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German budget committee discusses Irish budget documents

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has called on An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to give a report to the Dáil on his meeting with Angela Merkel including exactly what details and documents he gave to his German counterpart.

Deputy Doherty was speaking today after it was revealed that a German budget committee was yesterday presented with a document confirming an increase in the state’s VAT rate from 21% to 23%.

He said:

“The revelation from Rueters confirms that Angela Merkel really is pulling the strings.

“The increase in the VAT has already been outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding. However, having it discussed by a German budget committee undermines the Irish parliament.

“Enda Kenny needs to come into the Dáil and give a report on his meeting with Angela Merkel including exactly what details and documents her gave to his German counterpart.”

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