The Goodbody 2016 EIIS Fund, managed by Baker Tilly Hughes Blake, has announced that it has raised €10m in December 2016 and is now looking for opportunities to invest in Irish SMEs over the coming months. “We are delighted to have raised €10 million,” said Stephen McGivern, Partner at Baker Tilly Hughes Blake. “We are [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The largest number of jobs were saved in the third quarter when Debenhams successfully exited the examinership process, preserving 1,415 jobs in the UK retailer. Read the full article here.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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...