Sport Ireland have approved payment of 2019 grant funding worth €195,000 to the Women’s National Football Team, with the disbursement of the money to be overseen, not by the FAI, but the accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.
All of Britain’s leading accounting firms have failed to hit quality targets set by their regulator for auditing company books, and they have done so for the second year in a row, with Grant Thornton and PwC singled out to join KPMG under tougher supervision.
Britain will not be able to buy access to the single market following its exit from the EU, a former top UK official at the European Commission has warned, casting doubt on mooted British government plans for the UK’s future relationship with the bloc.
Michael Noonan’s battle to maintain Ireland’s attractiveness for multinationals and at the same time reduce the pressure from other EU countries saw him set the new knowledge development box (KDB) tax rate at 6.5% — just half the corporate tax rate — from January.
A second multi-million euro Waterford sale — the AIB bank branch in the heart of the city for close to €2.25 million to a private investor - is imminent. It comes on the back of the just-concluded sale of the Fitzwilton Hotel, to an Austria-based investor, for €3.2m.