Category: Taxation


An effective corporation-tax system for the EU

Paul Sweeney 07/11/2020

This blog post first appeared in Social Europe.   The European social contract is broken. The largest companies are no longer contributing adequately to the provision of the public services and infrastructure they use. If the European project and single market are to survive and thrive, there has to be an effective EU taxation system. The …



The Apple Judgement

Jim Stewart 27/07/2020

The Apple Judgement (1) has been widely acclaimed as a vindication for Ireland, its tax regime and policies towards FDI. Apart from Apple itself, it …

How Businesses Can Survive the Lockdown

Paul Sweeney 01/05/2020

  Many argue that bad businesses should not be supported by the state. However, if this pandemic’s lockdown lasts a long time, it is going to …

Reforming the EU

Paul Sweeney 07/01/2020

An EU rule which must be radically reformed is the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). It is a set of rules intended to ensure member states in the …

Is Ireland a Tax Haven?

Jim Stewart 05/04/2019

For several years various government ministers have stated ‘Ireland is not a Tax Haven’ and  the ‘Double - Irish has ended’.  Both of these …

Corporate tax policy in Ireland

Jim Stewart 12/03/2019

Tax incentives to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) have been the main tool of industrial policy in Ireland for over 50 years. As a result, …

A digital tax is coming

13/11/2018

The EU proposal to introduce a form of digital services tax (DST), that is, a tax on the sales revenues of firms whose main activities are in the …

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