Motor tax is a bit of a racket. In theory, we pay it for the maintenance and upgrading of our road system. A recent addition to this is the imposition of a fine factor inside the motor tax because cars … Continue reading →
About John Mallon
A sixty something male, happily settled with two adult brats and my rock of common sense. I've worked at lots of jobs, done lots of things, had many experiences hairy and otherwise and have met some really interesting people in my life as well as a fair share of pricks too. I have witnessed change, some of it just for the sake of it and I hope this blog will communicate the "how it was" as well as the "how it might all turn out." I am a libertarian, mildly catholic, strongly christian and I like to practice what I preach. I hope you enjoy my observations and some of them serve you well in your life.
A very old friend told me a touching story in the pub last Friday and it was one that made me think about things as they have become today. Back in the early seventies he knew of a big Garda … Continue reading →
I will never understand why the private gambling debts of the banks had to be socialised. When there were profits they were private but when stupidity by the private banks began returning losses, these losses became all of our responsibility. … Continue reading →
I am grateful to my friend and mentor "Grandad" for the following incomplete list of the taxes we are all subject to in Ireland. Airline surcharge tax Airline Fuel Tax Airport Maintenance Tax Broadcasting Charge [tax] Building Permit Tax Capital … Continue reading →