Category: Taxation


Ich bin ein Berliner

Slí Eile 20/04/2010

Slí Eile: Garret got it wrong on 'Hiring economic advisers would have been government's smartest investment' He wrote: In particular, there is no …

Lies, Damn Lies & Irish Economic Statistics - A Basic Lesson in Corporate Tax Planning

An tSaoi 29/03/2010

An Saoi: I have had enough of all of those stockbroker economists & politicians who lecture us incessantly that exports are the key to getting us …

Report of the Innovation Taskforce

An tSaoi 17/03/2010

An Saoi: I read the Report of the Innovation Taskforce and wept. The Government’s big idea is per Brian Cowan’s piece in Saturday’s Irish Times …

The TASC letter: Fiscally consolidating what?

Michael Taft 10/03/2010

Michael Taft: The TASC letter raised the prospect of ‘restructuring taxation and expenditure in a progressive and expansionary manner’. This begs …

EU 2020 Strategy

Paul Sweeney 01/03/2010

Paul Sweeney: The European Commission’s Europe 2020 Strategy is an important long term plan. It replaces the Lisbon Agenda, another long term plan. …

EU calls on Greek population to tighten belts to support wealthy Greek tax dodgers

Michael Burke 19/02/2010

Michael Burke: Tactical manoeuvring is continuing among European governments to decide exactly how much of the bill will be picked up by who for the …

Lies, damned lies and statistics: car scrappage scheme

An tSaoi 04/02/2010

An Saoi: On Tuesday morning Alan Nolan of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry was on Morning Ireland and made reference to the increase in car …

Greek Tragedy II - and the tax dimension

Michael Burke 02/02/2010

Michael Burke: In today's Financial Times, two economists from the Breugel think-tank in Brussels argue that the best course for Greece is to call in …

Taxbreak hotels

Sinéad Pentony 02/02/2010

Sinéad Pentony: The report by Peter Bacon on the Irish Hotel Industry highlights the sorry state of the industry, which has been insolvent since …

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