Taoiseach made representations to Revenue on behalf of 25 taxpayers - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Tue, Apr 30, 2013
What does representations to Revenue actually mean?
How the hell can a TD know what a person's tax bill is or should be be?
What influence can a TD bring, and why should it be right for them to bring it. We are presumably talking about a pretty mechanical calculation here. Even if it is not, why should the Taoiseach, a not retired schoolteacher, have a bettter knowledge of this area than say a tax lawyer.
Why should it be proper for the Prime Minister of a country to intervene personally to sort out someone's tax problem?
The suspicion has to be of either
a. Undue influence; or
b. The Taoiseach is impotent (as he can't bring any influence to bear).