The Jobs Minister says she hasn’t given up on a plan to lure Irish emigrants back home.
Last month a proposal by Mary Mitchell O’Connor’s Department to offer a 30% tax rate for returning emigrant graduates earning more than €60,000 caused widespread controversy.
The so-called emigrants’ tax was aimed at those in specialist jobs in areas such as medicine, science, IT and finance.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was forced to dismiss the idea – admitting it was unfair and discriminatory.
But Minister Mitchell O’Connor says the plan still has some merit.