The inside story of the boardroom powerbroker, the €2.3m gift and the taxman
By launching High Court proceedings, the businessman Gary McGann has upped the ante in his battle with the Revenue Commissioners over a €2.3m “generous gift” from Smurfit shareholders.
15th Oct, 2019 - 3 min read
Luke Comer: “It is the exact same ingredient that will make you and break you – and that’s bottle.”
Britain. Germany. Ireland. Now the Comer Group is targeting Greece. In this revealing interview, Luke Comer reveals the group is now worth close to €5 billion, controls 10,000 apartments and has an annual rent roll of almost €100 million.
14th Oct, 2019 - 16 min read
We need to talk about reform: When Stephen Kinsella meets Robert Watt
Ireland talks endlessly about taxation and expenditure, but few people talk about the mechanics of reform. This is what I wanted to discuss with one of the country’s top civil servants, 48 hours after Budget day.
11th Oct, 2019 - 33 min read
Ireland and the Cryptoqueen: how Irish investors lost millions on a currency scam
Ruja Ignatova was the darling of the cryptocurrency world. Now, both she and billions of investor funds are missing too. Hundreds of Irish investors have been caught, while the perpetrators are alleged to have laundered €300m through Bank of Ireland.
10th Oct, 2019 - 15 min read
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.