Daily Archives: January 31, 2013

Why Ireland cannot allow multinationals exploit tax system

Posted on by David Murphy

by Business Editor David Murphy Question: what do Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Ireland have in common? Answer: they are all countries used by multinationals to aggressively manage their tax bills. The Irish are slipping into bad company. Tax on … Continue reading

Dawn of the Deal-Makers

Posted on by David Murphy

By David Murphy, Business Editor This week came an insight into how the new Insolvency Service of Ireland will operate: it hinges on deal-makers. When Ireland’s financial crisis first began to detonate, the then Government quickly established Nama to filter … Continue reading

Let’s not get carried away with misplaced optimism

Posted on by David Murphy

By David Murphy, Business Editor There is a definite change in the air. The beginning of 2013 is defined by economic signals which indicate, at least, that the worst could be over. Unemployment remains extremely high, although steady, at just … Continue reading

Promissory note – the final frontier

Posted on by Sean Whelan

  by Economics Correspondent Seán Whelan @seanwhelanRTE No doubt we could all think of better things to do with €3.1 billion than paying off the promissory notes used to bail out Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society. My … Continue reading