Brian Keegan

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Irish beef: Ireland’s food sector could have to compete on equal terms with big players like Argentina and New Zealand. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

If there is one thing that might drive the UK and the EU towards a trade deal after Brexit it is the head-wrecking complexity that will result if they(...)

Cliff Taylor: However as the only English-speaking country in the EU post-Brexit, with a large number of established American companies, we still have a strong enough hand to play.

For years Ireland’s corporate tax regime has been one of the factors attracting US investment here. So when a new US president outlines plans for chan(...)

Paschal Donohoe: looks set to reimpose the cap on tax write-downs companies can claim relating to intellectual property assets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

For years, the taxation of big international companies was something of a game. Big multinationals – mainly from the United States – exploited gaps an(...)

American Chamber of Commerce chief executive Mark Redmond at the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the Apple Tax ruling

There may be 13 billion reasons for wanting to accept the European Commission’s ruling that Ireland gave Apple illegal State aid but it would be a fal(...)

Steven Mnuchin: “By cutting corporate taxes, we’re going to create huge economic growth and we’ll have huge personal income.” Photograph: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pool

A sharp cut in US corporation tax is to be a priority for the new Trump administration, underlining the huge challenges which Ireland will face in att(...)

Under an amendment by Michael Noonan, non-executive directors will be able to receive up to €5,000 a year when travelling to company meetings without incurring a tax liability

* Non-executive directors will in future be able to receive expenses for attending company meetings tax free under an amendment to the Finance Bill ta(...)

Donald Trump’s policies  would mean big changes in the environment for foreign direct investment, an issue of vital interest to Ireland. Photograph: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

What will be the gap between electoral rhetoric and reality? That is the key question for Ireland as we try to get to grips with what the Trump presid(...)

Local Property Tax forms sent out by the  Revenue.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There has been a decrease of 10 per cent in the level of compliance for the payment of Local Property Tax (LPT). There are 1.7 million households in (...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance: a consultation last year highlighted the fact that start-ups, particularly those in technology, give shares to employees to encourage skilled staff to stay with the business. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Department of Finance is seeking businesses’ views on how workers’ share schemes should be taxed as part of its plan to boost start-ups. One elem(...)

Revenue officials said they were looking into using third-party data such as matching Local Property Tax details with income and payment records to detect non-compliance

The Revenue is stepping up efforts to tackle tax evasion by high-earning professionals, as part of a clampdown on the so-called shadow economy. Amon(...)

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