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April figures

An tSaoi 06/05/2010

An Saoi: I said last month that April is a boring tax month with little happening. I had half intended skipping over making any comments but these …

Crucifixion Friday

An tSaoi 03/04/2010

An Saoi: The Irish title for Good Friday is Aoine an Chéasta or 'Crucifixion Friday'. I gather that the traditional method of crucifixion involved a …

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 …

Tallaght Hospital controversy: An apposite quote

An tSaoi 14/03/2010

An Saoi: I recently came across the following comment from an interview with Dr. Giovanni Berlinguer, professor of Social Medicine and younger …

Cáin feabhra

An tSaoi 04/03/2010

An Saoi: The underlying tax figures for February are dire. Just look at the income tax figures. February is the month when employers send in their …

Ireland's private debt - is it time to default?

An tSaoi 26/02/2010

An Saoi: The Central Bank estimates that Irish private debt is €372,000M. The funding of this massive amount is rapidly going to become the key …

Basel III, pensions and the recapitalisation of Irish banks

An tSaoi 11/02/2010

An Saoi: Wednesday’s Financial Times had a very interesting article on proposed changes in banking rules under Basel III. Sensibly, the Bank of …

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 …

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