Deirdre Somers

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Deidre Somers: ‘We have a very poor tax policy around entrepreneurial relief, a very poor tax policy around CGT rollover relief , a very poor tax policy on stamp duty, and a very poor tax policy on share options. These are the tools that enable companies to scale rather than sell.’

As the Minister for Finance seeks to convince multinationals they are safe in Ireland in the wake the European Commission’s €13 billion Apple tax ruli(...)

Deirdre Somers, CEO of the Irish Stock Exchange: “We are nearest to the UK, have very similar rules and regulatory approaches. We need to have a plan.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ireland risks being beaten by European rivals to financial market opportunities arising from Brexit as it tiptoes around political sensitivities surro(...)

  Chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange Deirdre Somers:  “Datalex’s achievements and ambitious plans for growth reinforce the considerable strides that Irish companies are making in the digital commerce sector.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dublin-based Datalex is set to add 200 jobs to its global workforce in the next 18 months, with half of that number based in its Dublin offices. The (...)

Companies trading on the ISE raised €3.1 billion in equity funds from international investors in 2015

The number of securities listed on the Irish Stock Exchange rose by 6 per cent in 2015, in what has been hailed as an exceptional year that saw the IS(...)

Irish travel website Hostelworld has raised €180 million from its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on both the Dublin and London stock markets. The compa(...)

At the end of December the ISE had over 32,000 securities from 4,100 issuers in 81 countries listing their securities on its four international markets

Pre-tax profits at the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) declined by €1 million or 14 per cent last year after jumping 13 per cent in 2013. The ISE announced(...)

Three new initial public offerings (IPOs) raised a combined total of €484 million for companies listing on the ISE last year

Transactions in the Irish equity market grew by 30 per cent last year to a record high 4.5 million trades, according to new figures published by the I(...)

 Larry Murrin: gave talk about diversity in Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ibec co-hosted a conference this week with the Department of Justice promoting gender equality in business. So far, so progressive.How unfortunate, th(...)

Deirdre Somers: in the news this week.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, was in the news this week after the exchange held a press conference extolling its contr(...)

Seán Quinn. Although his family able to build up a clandestine 28 per cent stake in Anglo Irish Bank using contracts for difference, Ireland has yet to introduce disclosure rules that would require investors to abide by stock exchange disclosure rules once they have accumulated a 3 per cent stake. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has yet to introduce rules requiring investors in contracts for difference (CFD) to disclose their positions, despite the role the derivatives(...)

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