Seamus Coffey

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Jim Power, chief economist, Friends First

A number of economists have warned that October’s budget may be too early for the Government to take action to lower the amount of tax paid by people(...)

The corporation tax paper published  by the Department of Finance, was  written by civil servant Kate Levey and UCC economics lecturer Séamus Coffey (pictured). Photograph: David Sleator

The key issue in any evaluative exercise, be it a commission of inquiry into the Garda, a tribunal of inquiry into a politician’s links with bu(...)

US statistics show that Irish-incorporated subsidiaries of US multinationals made profits of $147 billion in 2011, although the Revenue Commiss(...)

Ireland’s effective rate of corporation tax has averaged between 10.7 per cent and 10.9 per cent since 2003, according to a technical paper by (...)

An artist’s impression of the defendants in court this week: William McAteer, Pat Whelan and Seán FitzPatrick. Illustration: Alywyn Gillespie

WITNESSESClaire Pyke: former higher executive officer at the Companies Registration Office.Aisling McArdle: regulation manager at the Irish Stock Exch(...)

By March 2008, said former Quinn Group chief executive Liam McCaffrey, the fall of Anglo’s share price meant the margin calls on the CFD holding by Quinn “became extreme”. Photograph: Frank Miller

The graphic, showing a jagged orange line tumbling precipitously before nestling in the bottom right-hand corner, needed little explanation. The line (...)

Peter Breuer, resident representative of the International Monetary Fund in Ireland, at the Dublin Economics Workshop in Limerick. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The deteriorating mortgage arrears situation is a damning indictment of the banks and the regulator, the Dublin Economics Workshop heard at the weeken(...)

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