Ian Kehoe: Paschal Donohoe channelled Edmund Burke when he took a swipe at tax practitioners. But, will they listen?
The finance minister clearly believes that the persistent use of aggressive structures is impacting his ability to defend Ireland’s reputation. And given some of the wily tactics being deployed, it is hard to disagree.
4th Nov, 2019 - 6 min read
Ian Kehoe: “Having rebuilt a broken company, the directors of QIH have been let down by a decade of official indifference”
The abhorrent attack on Kevin Lunney, followed by further death threats against his colleagues, has finally shunted the authorities into action. But the Garda Commissioner must explain the profound lack of progress on the 70 other acts of sabotage, intimidation and violence against the company.
1st Nov, 2019 - 6 min read
Innovating Ireland: Taking a tour of Tech Town – from poo-fuelled power to algae bricks
Sustainable building materials, carbon-neutral homes and quality housing represent one sector where Ireland could set the global pace for the implementation of new technologies. All we need is a designated experimental town.
30th Oct, 2019 - 12 min read
Rena Maycock: “All the data shows that the smart venture capital is on women… or at least it should be“
Numerous studies show that female-led companies perform better and produce higher returns than their male counterparts. So, the next big trend in investing is not in blockchain or IoT – it is women. And there’s a gap in the market for someone exploit this.
29th Oct, 2019 - 5 min read
Chinese dispatch: “China at 70. The social contract remains strong.”
In his first report from China, ag-tech executive Ian Lahiffe writes that many find a comfort to the sacrifices being made in civil liberties for the ‘greater good’ and the era of surveillance had only made that proposition stronger.