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A strange notion of freedom

The Irish Tax Institute does not disappoint. It describes itself as ‘the only professional body exclusively dedicated to tax’. In a way, this is an odd description because readers of its yearly pre- and post-budget documentation may have the impression that tax is an evil, but a necessary one at...

Rebalancing our economy

The role of small and medium-sized enterprises is crucial to the goal of a renewed domestic enterprise sector. The unrelenting pressure of competition, technological change and environmental challenges, not to mention the uncertainties and risks associated with Brexit, call for a coordinated...

Northern Ireland: understanding its economy

With the Brexit process gathering pace, there is much focus on the question of how different parts of the European Union as well as different parts of the United Kingdom will manage a transition to new rules, customs arrangements and related administrative matters. The European Union and the United...

Cost Rental made simple

‘Cost-rental’ is a term that has come into popular use in the last year or two. While most people declared themselves supportive of the idea, it is not always obvious that people mean the same thing when using this term. Let me explain briefly and concisely what it means. ‘Cost-rental’ is a social...