Brian Keegan: The harshness of lockdown doesn't have to be followed by the harshness of austerity

Brian Keegan: The harshness of lockdown doesn't have to be followed by the harshness of austerity

With the ever-improving news about the control of the pandemic, it is natural that we would look to other countries which had to deal with coronavirus earlier than ...

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Brian Keegan: Covid-19 funding costs set to turn up the heat on extending the state retirement age to 67 next year

Brian Keegan: Covid-19 funding costs set to turn up the heat on extending the state retirement age to 67 next year

The great recession of 2008 was characterised by private sector indebtedness. The growth in the national debt from 2008 on was partially accounted for by the bank ...

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Brian Keegan: Having confidence in Irish industry will speed up path to recovery

Brian Keegan: Having confidence in Irish industry will speed up path to recovery

Most business owners and managers would agree that confidentiality is essential to running a successful business, writes Brian Keegan

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Brian Keegan: Further improvements to Covid-19 wage-subsidy arrangements are likely

Brian Keegan: Further improvements to Covid-19 wage-subsidy arrangements are likely

In recent days the World Health Organisation has been the focus of much attention and not just for its role in coordinating, advising and supporting the efforts ...

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Brian Keegan: New ways to manage economy will be needed

Brian Keegan: New ways to manage economy will be needed

Last week US president Donald Trump announced a new idea for the post-Covid-19 crisis recovery, writes Brian Keegan.

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Brian Keegan: Businesses need to be allowed imaginative rule bending in the Covid-19 crisis

Brian Keegan: Businesses need to be allowed imaginative rule bending in the Covid-19 crisis

It is startling the extent to which the coronavirus pandemic has changed the ground rules for business, writes Brian Keegan.

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Brian Keegan: Bigger government will come at a cost

Brian Keegan: Bigger government will come at a cost

Nature abhors a vacuum.

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It's incorrect to regard Bitcoin as the preserve of criminals

It's incorrect to regard Bitcoin as the preserve of criminals

The online cryptocurrency Bitcoin was in the news recently when, as part of a CAB investigation into the sale and supply of drugs, a man was made to forfeit Bitcoin ...

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Brian Keegan: The election is about housing, health, crime and pensions; but Brexit still casts a shadow

Brian Keegan: The election is about housing, health, crime and pensions; but Brexit still casts a shadow

Last December’s UK general election was really only about one thing: Brexit.

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Brian Keegan: Jobs growth has been uneven across country since downturn

Brian Keegan: Jobs growth has been uneven across country since downturn

The month of January isn’t particularly noted as a time for good news.

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Fear of getting it wrong seems to be paralysing the Government

Fear of getting it wrong seems to be paralysing the Government

It isn’t just the end of the year, it’s the end of a decade.

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Brexit still means Brexit for this island

Brexit still means Brexit for this island

One of the notable features about the coverage of the UK election results has been the overuse of the word “historic”.

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Pointers to getting the most from tax reliefs

Pointers to getting the most from tax reliefs

On or around December 9 almost all employees can expect to receive a letter from Revenue.

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Many still to sign up to owners’ register

Many still to sign up to owners’ register

The new rules for disclosing ownership offshore trusts, shell companies, nominees, and numbered bank accounts show that the authorities are getting serious. Discretion ...

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Flat rate deductions are unfairly squashed

Flat rate deductions are unfairly squashed

Most of us did not gain from the budget and it’s now emerging that many of us will, in fact, lose out in 2020.

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How to avoid budget disappointment: Don't expect too much

How to avoid budget disappointment: Don't expect too much

Rarely have expectations been so dampened down in advance of a budget statement.

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Any Brexit deal is unlikely to tick all the boxes

Any Brexit deal is unlikely to tick all the boxes

This week the British Home Office announced it is to issue one million texts to UK passport holders.

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Ireland must build up its VAT reserves

Ireland must build up its VAT reserves

It's safe to say €137.5bn is a very large sum of money. It’s an amount you’d think it would be difficult to mislay.

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Five things you really need to know if trading with the UK

Five things you really need to know if trading with the UK

Last week, across the water, Boris Johnson was elected leader of the Tory party and hence Prime Minister on a Brexit ticket.

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New data rules cannot be allowed to develop red tape misery

New data rules cannot be allowed to develop red tape misery

It may be easier to say what a developed country is rather than what a developing country is.

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