New panel to settle construction disputes

Construction disputes are to be settled by a new third party “Adjudication Panel” which has been set up by the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland(SCSI). The move will see pay claims resolved by the independent body, and has been set up in response to provisions made in the 2013 Construction Act. It is the […]

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New panel to settle construction disputes

Construction disputes are to be settled by a new third party “Adjudication Panel” which has been set up by the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland(SCSI). The move will see pay claims resolved by the independent body, and has been set up in response to provisions made in the 2013 Construction Act. It is the […]

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EU harmonisation push tipped to shrink Irish corporate tax take

The EU has launched a corporate tax clampdown that could hit Ireland’s tax revenues. The proposed consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) is the latest salvo in Brussels’ battle against multinational tax avoidance. It contains a new system for calculating corporate taxes in Europe and a formula to decide where those taxes should be paid. Tax […]

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EU harmonisation push tipped to shrink Irish corporate tax take

The EU has launched a corporate tax clampdown that could hit Ireland’s tax revenues. The proposed consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) is the latest salvo in Brussels’ battle against multinational tax avoidance. It contains a new system for calculating corporate taxes in Europe and a formula to decide where those taxes should be paid. Tax […]

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Failure to recruit more female engineers ‘harming economy’

A LACK of women entering the field of engineering is harming the economy, according to the President of the Royal College of Engineering. Professor Ann Dowling said a lack of gender diversity is damaging to the pharma, food, IT and biomedical engineering sectors, which are all vital components of Ireland’s export-driven economy. Women account for […]

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Wallonia blocks EU/Canada trade deal as crunch talks fail

The European Union’s hopes of signing a landmark free trade deal with Canada this week appeared to evaporate yesterday as the Belgian federal government failed to win the consent of French-speaking regional authorities. European Council President Donald Tusk had given Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel until yesterday to resolve the impasse. But a meeting Michel […]

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Michael McNicholas to stand down as head of company behind Irish Water

The head of the semi-state company behind Irish Water is to stand down. Michael McNicholas has decided to step down from his role as group chief executive of Ervia, the State -utility company responsible for Irish Water and Gas Networks Ireland. He’ll remain in the role until May next year, and the board of Ervia […]

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Double tax threat from UK rate cuts and new EU rules

Britain could slash corporation tax to 10pc if the European Union uses the Brexit negotiations to block UK-based banks and businesses from the single market. A plan that would see Britain halving its headline tax rate from 20pc has reportedly been put forward by Prime Minister Theresa May’s advisers, amid growing fears other EU member […]

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