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The Goodbody EIIS Funds: Open for Business

Baker Tilly Hughes Blake are delighted to announce, the Goodbody 2017 EIIS Fund has recently raised €11m for investment in Irish SMEs. Through our joint venture with Goodbody Stockbrokers, Baker Tilly Hughes Blake now have €29m under management across three EIIS Funds. As a quick reminder, the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme, or “EIIS” offers [...]

By |2018-04-17T10:26:20+01:00April 17th, 2018|Latest News|

Global Connections and Domestic Growth

The European Financial Forum was held in Dublin last week, with a top line up of speakers including senior executives such as Colm Kelleher President of Morgan Stanley, BlackRock’s Jim Barry and European Central Bank (ECB) board member Benoit Coeure. A broad range of topics were covered including rising interest rate, what is expected in [...]

By |2018-02-08T09:53:54+01:00February 8th, 2018|Latest News, News|

Back to School: The Rising Cost

With children going back to school in the coming days, it is estimated that parents are set to shell out €1,048 over the course of this year, this is up €80 on last year’s average spend. The biggest expenditure tends to be extracurricular activities, followed by school lunches, books and then uniforms. Research shows parents [...]

By |2017-09-01T10:34:18+01:00September 1st, 2017|Blog, Latest News, News, Press|

Irish broadband is still stuck in the slow lane

Irish broadband is still stuck in the slow lane, in an increasingly digital world, broadband is now considered a household essential, alongside energy, however parts of Ireland experience broadband speeds up to 36 times slower than others. On a county-by-county basis, Dublin had the highest average internet speed, followed by Waterford, Kildare, Meath and Westmeath. [...]

By |2017-08-25T11:49:51+01:00August 25th, 2017|Latest News|

Irish Accountancy Award Winner 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded ‘Medium Practice of the Year 2017’ at the Irish Accountancy Awards. This is a huge accolade for our firm and it's a tribute to everybody's hard work and dedication over the last 12 months. Well done and congratulations to all. Held annually, the Irish [...]

By |2017-08-02T17:18:50+01:00August 2nd, 2017|Latest News|

Credit Cards: The Psychology Behind the Plastic

Studies have shown it’s psychologically easier to overspend with credit cards. The act of swiping a credit card is mindless: swipe, sign, and you’re done. Paying with cash, on the other hand, can be a little more painful. Physically departing with your hard-earned cash can be tough and make you think twice about your purchase. [...]

By |2017-07-21T16:06:07+01:00July 21st, 2017|Latest News, News|

Brexit: Friend or Foe?

As the details of Brexit continue to be worked out, a number of companies have announced where they will relocate their business operations in order to maintain access to the EU single market. The IDA has launched an aggressive advertising campaign across the globe in the hope of winning foreign direct investment, partly as a [...]

By |2017-07-14T16:04:46+01:00July 14th, 2017|Latest News, News|

You make good money, but you have none

When we are making good money, we are not as careful with our spending, or budgeting. We also increase our living expenses and spend to maximum capacity. The more we make, the more we can afford, thus, the more we spend, the vicious circle continues. Expensive lifestyles, are you a culprit? Many people dream of [...]

By |2017-06-16T16:03:21+01:00June 16th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Cyber-attacks happen months before they are found out

Technology today is so deeply woven into virtually every facet of business that crimes committed through digital channels are a fundamental problem. Ransomware encrypts data on a computer and victims must pay to get their information back or risk it being deleted. The prospect of losing vital data forever, combined with a financial hit, may [...]

By |2017-06-15T16:01:58+01:00June 15th, 2017|Latest News, News|

United States Tax Reform and its Impact on Ireland

In April, President Trump set out his proposal for tax reform which included significant tax cuts. For businesses the plan includes: Reducing the federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. (State taxes of up to 5% will continue to also apply). A one-time tax on all profits held offshore by US companies and their [...]

By |2017-05-18T16:01:00+01:00May 18th, 2017|Latest News, News|