Seamus Coffey

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“We have to be wary of having Brexit-eyed glasses on and viewing everything through that lens.” Photograph: François Lenoir/Photograph

A potential hard Brexit could have a greater impact on the Irish economy than anticipated in current forecasts, the chairman of the Fiscal Advisory Co(...)

Paschal Donohoe: many of the economic choices facing the State will fall to him. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The MacGill Summer School, held annually in Glenties, Co Donegal, and which has been taking place all this week, is easy to parody. Official Ireland t(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: appointed Seamus Coffey  to look into the tax code. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A review of the State’s tax code, which the Government conceded after the European Union’s Apple tax ruling last year, is being opened to public cons(...)

Kevin McLoughlin: “The review of the tax code  as part of the State’s response to the EU’s Apple tax rulings is a great opportunity for Ireland to reassure on the stability of its tax regime.”

This year promises to add spice to the so called “fair tax debate” that has raged since the international banking crisis of 2007, particularly given s(...)

Assistant secretary at the Department of Public Expenditure William Beausang said he wanted “open dialogue” with the council. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

One of the Department of Public Expenditure’s most senior civil servants said some of the economic analysis carried out by the State’s financial watch(...)

Seamus Coffey: “It is hard to imagine any reform – even unilateral US tax reform – posing a greater threat to the huge gains from Ireland’s most successful economic policy than the CCCTB.”

The introduction of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) across Europe poses a greater threat to the Irish economy than any possible refor(...)

The Government decided  to review the country’s company tax code as it announced it would appeal the EU Commission’s ruling  that the State recover €13 billion in back-taxes from Apple

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has appointed academic Seamus Coffey to review the State’s tax code which the Government committed to immediately (...)

Michael Noonan giving his Budget 2017 speech in the Dáil.

A Cheann Comhairle, This is the sixth budget I have introduced since 2011. Since then the country has overcome huge challenges, challenges that many (...)

Economist Seamus Coffey says the anomaly in gross domestic product  is likely to impact the upcoming budget arithmetic. Photograph:  David Sleator

The colossal 26 per cent jump in Irish economic growth last year is unlikely to be repeated, according to economist Seamus Coffey, who described it a(...)

UCC economist Seamus Coffey: has warned that big pharma companies with European bases in Ireland could end up paying much more tax in big markets, cutting the take for the Irish exchequer

International moves on multinational tax could threaten Ireland, with a potential annual loss of corporate tax revenue of €600 million or more from t(...)

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