Difficult to count the true cost of a trade war

There is an African proverb that says that when elephants fight, the grass is hit the hardest.

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Options required for carbon tax to work

In the past few weeks we have seen both the threat, and then the deferral, of two taxes. Though very different in appearance, were either primarily designed to raise ...

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Tax rules require updating to mirror how we work

This paper has reported that Cork City Council has been audited by the Revenue Commissioners and made a settlement of well in excess of €1m for underpaid taxes. ...

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Time for firms to look west, not east

The theatre of the last few weeks in Westminster has meant that all our attention has been focused east across the Irish Sea. But that begs the question as to whether ...

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Ireland does well on shadow economy policy

Countries ‘missing’ 15% of economic activity on average

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The era of permanent and pensionable work — a job for life — is largely over

Though at the time of writing the final figures aren’t in, it already looks like 2018 has been a record year for tax collection.

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Tax break for renovation of homes ending

Tax breaks to encourage activity in a particular area or sector can be highly successful.

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How Brexit meets 2016 concerns of Foster and McGuinness

The Brexit concerns of Northern Ireland are of far more consequence than mere trade and industry.

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