Heather Humphreys on Brexit, the border and the business impact of Budget 2020
In her first major post-Budget interview, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphries talks about what Budget 2020 means for Irish business, dealing with the prospect of a hard Brexit and her new strategy for SMEs.
10th Oct, 2019 - 10 min read
Exclusive interview with OECD tax head: “Is the surge in Irish corporation tax sustainable? No. It is not.”
A new OECD proposal on digital taxation illustrates how Pascal Saint-Amans, a soft-spoken French official, is attempting to radically restructure how, and where, multinationals are taxed. Ian Kehoe asks him how Ireland will fare in the new global carve-up.
10th Oct, 2019 - 14 min read
Domhnal Slattery: “Are we a nation of storytellers anymore? Our history says we should be. But we have lost our way.”
He worked for Tony Ryan and Fred Goodwin, built a global aviation giant and lost a fortune in the crash. Avolon boss Domhnal Slattery talks about success, failure and his fears for the Irish economy.
10th Oct, 2019 - 23 min read
Ian Kehoe: Brexit, business and Budget 2020
Paschal Donohoe created a clear juxtaposition between his decision to rein in institutional investor profits (and stymy a tax move by Green Reit) and his support for small Irish business though a €1.2bn Brexit package and an overhaul of several schemes.
9th Oct, 2019 - 7 min read
“There was a gun on the table and $10,000 in my pocket. This was not normal legal work.”
Lawyer Philip Lee has worked on everything from commercial trade disputes involving bananas to helping Ryanair secure injunctions. Along the way, he built his eponymous law firm. So, just how did he do it and what will he do next?
9th Oct, 2019 - 15 min read
Trafficking tax: how US firms shifted $137bn from Ireland following Trump’s tax move
As policymakers grapple with modernising antiquated global tax laws, new data ranks Ireland as the third biggest mover of US dividends in 2018. “I was surprised by the exact magnitude of Ireland’s numbers,” former Treasury official says.
4th Oct, 2019 - 6 min read
“Irish people have something unique. Being Irish, we don’t seem to understand that“
In an wide-ranging interview, Pat McCann, the hotelier and new president of Ibec, talks about the future of the Irish economy, the hotel industry and the secret to keeping investors happy.
1st Oct, 2019 - 13 min read
Moneyball in leafy Dublin 4: how an Irish firm became central to Serie A global asset chase
How did an obscure company in Dublin 4 become part of a global asset hunt? And what happens next? Confidential documents, court judgements, affidavits and international filings reveal the real story behind the collapse of MP & Silva, and the role of Ireland in its operations.