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EU Commission and Council recommend that Ireland invest in capital expenditure

The European Commission Country Specific Recommendations released last week highlight a worrying risk of critical under investment in Ireland’s economy. Speaking last week on the recommendations, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland said, “Ireland has a growing population and an … Continue reading

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Men 4 times more likely to commit suicide – Irish Times 24th May 2016

Today’s Irish Times has an interesting article on suicide, and it’s as follows = “Men in the Republic of Ireland remain four times more likely to die by suicide than women, even though the male suicide rate has declined recently. … Continue reading

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Update on the Setanta case

The Supreme Court will hear the appeal by the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) of the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Law Society of Ireland v the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland. As … Continue reading

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Plans to give inheritance tax breaks to children

Tax changes promised in the Government programme for partnership will decrease or eliminate completely inheritance tax for thousands of people in the coming years. Under the changes, once they are implemented, children inheriting the family home will not pay tax … Continue reading

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Did you know that Insurance industry are the greatest scammers of them all !!!

Well done to Kevin Courtney in the Irish Times on Saturday 9th May 2016, when he shredded the insurance industry representations on increasing motor premia. It looks as if the real dishonest people and the fraudsters are found within the … Continue reading

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New Tax Appeal process

Under the Finance (Tax Appeals) Act, 2015, which came into effect on 21 March 2016, the Tax Appeals Commission replaced the Office of the Appeal Commissioners. Taxpayers who wish to appeal against a decision or determination of the Revenue Commissioners … Continue reading

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Now, where did I leave my spare Bible, Koran, Tanakh ?

Earlier this month, President of the High Court ,Kelly reiterated that a bible or other religious text appropriate to the deponent’s religious belief must be produced for the deponent when the oath is being administered. The absence of such a … Continue reading

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Insurance companies blame compensation claims for rise in premium – are they being honest ?

In yesterday’s Irish Independent, Charlie Weston has questioned the recent claims by the insurance industry on the high levels of compensation as their reasons for increasing premia on policies. It’s a very thoughtful article and one the insurance industry could … Continue reading

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UK consider Probate Court application fees based on value of the estate of the deceased person

The Ministry of Justice in the UK has a consultation paper out regarding fees for probate applications. At present, applications for grants of probate are set at £155 when a grant of probate is sought by a solicitor and £215 … Continue reading

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Accident Injury Claims are lowest in Kilkenny

Since the Injuries Board’s inception, Kilkenny has been the county with the lowest number of injury compensation claims per 1000 in the Irish Republic. The Injuries Board Overview Report for 2015 confirms that ! The report into injury compensation claims … Continue reading

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