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Offshore Matters

What’s the latest Revenue campaign? Revenue wrote to almost 500,000 tax payers recently alerting them to a new campaign and inviting them to consider their tax returns and consider whether they needed to make a disclosure. This correspondence is part of Revenue’s campaign to alert taxpayers to the fact that it will not be possible [...]

By |2017-03-16T14:53:54+01:00March 16th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Women in Business – International Women’s Day 8th March 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 dawned in Ireland in the shadow of the ongoing harrowing discoveries from the former mother and baby home in Tuam and elsewhere, stark reminders of how Irish society treated women in the not so distant past. The theme of this year’s  International Women’s Day was “be bold for change” and called [...]

By |2017-03-10T14:52:40+01:00March 10th, 2017|Latest News, News|

KBC Staying in Ireland

In publishing its preliminary results for 2016 yesterday, KBC Bank Ireland confirmed that it is staying here and will be a force to be reckoned with in terms of future banking in Ireland. Its announcement at the beginning of 2016 that it was going to conduct a “strategic review” of its Irish operation fuelled speculation [...]

By |2017-02-10T14:51:07+01:00February 10th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Government Action Plans

Last week saw the launch of the Action Plan for Rural Ireland and this week we have the Action Plan for Jobs 2017. Both, are promised and ongoing initiatives reflecting the ‘keep the recovery going’ mantra of Fine Gael during the election, but both give more than a nod towards Brexit and how we can [...]

By |2017-02-03T14:49:37+01:00February 3rd, 2017|Latest News, News|

Cyprus

Cyprus has an area of 9,251 km² and a population of just over 1m, in comparison Ireland has an area of 84,421 km²  and a population of over 6m. Cyprus is effectively divided with the northern part under Turkish control since an invasion by Turkey in 1974. This is seen under international law as an [...]

By |2017-01-27T14:48:29+01:00January 27th, 2017|Latest News, News|

An Post and Bus Eireann in crisis

Two state agencies which always have been, and still are in many areas, part and parcel of the fabric of Irish life are now in crisis.  Both have seen a decline in the importance of their role in modern times but their demise would be a loss to Irish society as a whole which would [...]

By |2016-12-12T14:45:14+01:00December 12th, 2016|Latest News, News|

Is Ireland too small for railways?

Many people were shocked to see in the local papers last week that it is proposed to end the railway line at Gorey, leaving the rest of the county without any rail services.  This is not the first time this has happened but each time it is proposed brings the possibility nearer. Granted, there are [...]

By |2016-11-07T14:44:04+01:00November 7th, 2016|Latest News, News|

Budget Analysis 2017

Budget 2017 contains a number of measures which aim to assist businesses as a result of the uncertainty created by the UK decision to exit from the EU. Alma O'Brien, Tax Partner of Baker Tilly Hughes Blake, discusses key changes announced in Budget 2017. Read more here...

By |2016-10-11T14:41:28+01:00October 11th, 2016|Latest News, News|

10 Budget issues affecting SMEs

The main issue facing businesses nowadays is Brexit, and SMEs and entrepreneurs will be hoping to hear some Brexit-proofing incentives in the budget, helping to keep Ireland attractive for foreign investment and make it as easy as possible to do business with the UK post Brexit. 1.  Retail:  Everything in the economy is interlinked so [...]

By |2016-10-10T14:39:44+01:00October 10th, 2016|Latest News, News|