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The Law Society’s headquarters in Blackhall Place, Dublin. Director general Ken Murphy said most British solicitors seeking entry to the Irish roll are doing so to protect their status as EU lawyers. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society of Ireland’s director general Ken Murphy has played down the significance of a number of British solicitors taking out licences allowi(...)

The Matheson Foundation website says it has supported charities such as the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and the Centre for Talented Youth. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former children’s charity linked to Matheson, the Dublin-based corporate law firm, has emptied its bank accounts and donated almost €2.4 million to (...)

Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan: seven women ex-employees claimed frequent inappropriate touching, highly sexualised comments and workplace bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a dry, warm Wednesday evening in August 2012, a group of Gate Theatre employees gathered for a dinner party in the well-appointed Dublin home of Mi(...)

Asked how he would describe the consequences of a hard Brexit, Enda Kenny replied “potentially catastrophic”.  Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

The Brexit transition period is likely to last much longer than anyone expects, the former taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. The British prime minister (...)

Brexit complexities could deliver a boon for corporate law firms in Dublin and add to the International Financial Services Centre’s  attraction as a base.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland may become a jurisdiction for trillions of euro of financial contracts, covering everything from currency to fuel and interest-rate hedging ag(...)

“We believe that many US companies seeking to navigate access to the European market post-Brexit will see an even greater role for Ireland.” Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland will become an even more important gateway to EU markets for US companies in the wake of Brexit, according to law firm Matheson. “The substa(...)

Mark O’Sullivan: “There’s a nice symmetry to the fact that I come from what was a tech hub in the 19th century and now work in the biggest tech hub of the 21st century,”  says the Valentia Island native.

“If you walk into a Starbucks in Palo Alto, you’re as likely to overhear someone pitching a start-up idea to a venture capitalist as a discussion abou(...)

Matheson tax partner Aidan Fahy: “If you take advice and get the corporate structure and the tax elements right at the very beginning, you stand a much better chance of achieving your objectives for the deal.”
Taking care of business

For the majority of owner-managers, the time will come when they either want to take in equity investment from outside or sell the business to a third(...)

Investigators vetting one of US president Donald Trump’s senior nominees to the department of the treasury have zeroed in on his role at a Dublin outf(...)

The Companies (accounting) Act 2017 comes into force on Friday and will change the obligations for companies reporting financial accounts. (Photograph: iStock)

The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 comes into force on Friday and, according to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, it will reduce the(...)

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