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In 2016, Ulster Bank was fined €3.3 million for breaches of the Money-laundering and Terrorist Financing Act. Photograph: iStock

Irish banks, as well as those overseas, are subject to strict rules designed to curb the use of the financial system by those suspected of criminal or(...)

The VAT gap – the difference between the amount the European Commission expects to take in and what member states actually bring in – is €147.2 billion. Photograph: iStock

The files at the centre of this investigation relate to police and tax authority investigations in several countries, including Italy, Denmark and Ger(...)

CWSI was set up in 2011 by Ronan Murphy. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin-based enterprise mobility specialist CWSI has secured more than €2.3 million in investment in a move that values the business at over €15 milli(...)

The country’s competition watchdog has said the audit practices of the Big Four must have their own management

Britain’s “Big Four” accounting firms must ringfence auditing from their consultancy work, the country’s competition watchdog said on Thursday in a r(...)

“What would it mean to your business if a truck coming through Dublin Port were to take 24 hours instead of 10 minutes?” asks David McGee, Brexit partner at PwC Ireland

David McGee, Brexit partner at PwC Ireland, characterises the original Brexit cut-off date of March 29th as “B-Day”, which captures what is perhaps, f(...)

A hard Brexit would probably increase the cost of living for all households in Ireland by 2-3.1 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Brexit will increase costs for businesses and, ultimately, prices for consumers. The question is by how much. “Prices will go up for three reasons: i(...)

David Walsh, founder and chief executive of Netwatch: merged the group he founded with two US businesses and one UK firm.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From significant mergers to multimillion-euro asset sales and important deals, the first three winners of this year’s Irish Times Business Person of t(...)

The UK government’s  proposal would see no import tariffs on goods coming from Ireland to Northern Ireland, while London would impose no new checks or controls on such goods. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“Living on the border, we’ve all engaged in a wee bit of smuggling,” recalls Declan Breathnach, Fianna Fáil TD for Louth. “It was seen in the past as (...)

Some industry figures have warned it potentially places additional burdens on applicants, particularly SMEs

Providing research and development tax credits to businesses is seen as a sure-fire way of encouraging them to spend more on R&D. The Irish scheme(...)

Standard Life Aberdeen’s financial planning and advice business 1825 is expanding into the North with the acquisition of BDO Northern Ireland’s wealth(...)

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