80 percent of Irish want the rich to be taxed

Survey finds that 82 percent of Irish people want the Irish Government to introduce a tax on the rich.

The poll was carried out on behalf of the Community Platform which includes Age Action Ireland, the Traveler Movement and the Simon Community.

The Community Platform is now calling for a wealth tax to be imposed on those who have assets of more than over €1 million or have incomes of over €100,000.

Just one percent of tax could generate over €500 million for the Exchequer.