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Bittersweet: What will a sugar tax mean for fans of fizzies?

In response to overwhelming evidence that sugars, not fats, are the greatest dietary threat to public health, governments in the developed world are beginning to implement measures aimed at countering the obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, metabolic and hormonal disorders,[...]

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Clinton v Trump – An Alternative Irish Perspective

By the time this blog has been published we will know (hopefully – barring a coup) who has won the US election. It is undeniable that this has been the most talked about and aggressive election in the USA probably[...]

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Top Ten Highlights from Budget 2017

Budget 2017, announced on 11th October, was framed in the light of volatile political circumstances.  In recent months the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan’s now familiar “prudent” approach has come under severe pressure for increased public spending and the reversal[...]

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Panama Papers – The Lawbreakers no one is talking about

No doubt at this stage you will have seen some, none or all the coverage surrounding the release of the infamous Panama Papers being the leaked and stolen client files of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm operating in Panama. While[...]

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Yes Minister – The Irish take on things!

At the time of writing this the Irish General Election was held over eight weeks ago now and we seem no closer today to a long term or even medium term political solution than we were back then. This is[...]

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Business Start-Up Plan – How Planning Makes Your Dreams Come True

Plenty of great businesses start with a dream – an idea that comes to you in a flash and gets you motivated enough to think about starting your own business. But whatever the dream, you will need to encapsulate your[...]

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Reasons To Do Business in Ireland – Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits

Ireland’s Research and Development Tax Credit is regarded as one of the best in the world and has been in place since 2004. Under this system, companies can claim a tax credit of 25% on qualifying R&D expenditure. The purpose[...]

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Reasons To Do Business In Ireland – Corporate Tax Rates and Tax Administration

While there are many factors which attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Ireland, our well publicised Corporation Tax Rate of 12.5% is considered as one of the most significant.  Ireland’s  rate of 12.5% is one of the lowest “onshore” Statutory[...]

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Good Reasons To Do Business In Ireland

Over the past number of years Ireland has established itself as an investment destination of choice for many multinational companies, which is not surprising given Ireland’s pro-business environment. In our recent blog, Ireland Continues To Attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI),[...]

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Irish Commercial Property Experiences Significant Growth

There has been much talk of how Ireland is currently experiencing an economic recovery and such a recovery is further evidenced by The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).  In their Commercial Property Review and Outlook for 2015 it is[...]

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