Category: Taxation


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 …

Ireland and EU Corporate Tax Reform: Part II

Jim Stewart 13/05/2018

 Ireland and EU Corporate Tax Reform: The Sovereignty Argument.   As noted in a previous blog, the Irish Governments maintains that tax reform …

Ireland and EU Corporate Tax Reform

Jim Stewart 03/05/2018

Corporate tax reform is a key objective of EU policy. Examples include proposals for a harmonized corporate tax system (Common Corporate Tax Base …

Towards a fair and efficient tax regime

Robert Sweeney 20/04/2018

  Successive EU treaties on the one hand, and the ability of the ECB to pull the

Time for Ireland to Act Honourably on Corporation Tax

Proinnsias Breathnach 22/02/2018

This is a reproduction of an article published previously on the Ireland After NAMA blog site.   The recent World Economic Forum at Davos brought …

The EU cannot stop us investing the proceeds of the sale of AIB

Paul Sweeney 02/06/2017

The Government is trying to shut down the debate over what should be done with the proceeds of selling AIB. It blames the EU’s Stability and Growth …

Time to Break Up the Monopolies

Paul Sweeney 26/05/2017

A major reform which helped saved capitalism from collapse was regular decisions to break-up trusts or large companies.  The 1890 Sherman Antitrust …

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