Category: Richard Bruton

After Outcry, Ireland Adjusts Its Corporate Tax Draw

CORK, Ireland — As lord mayor of this quiet seaside city in southern Ireland, Chris O’Leary seems to have a situation most other local politicians can only dream about. Blue-chip international companies like Apple, Dell and IBM have all set up shop in and around this city, filling newly built… – Continue reading

Cash-strapped small firms may get slice of the patent box action

Small and medium-sized businesses that don’t have the resources to patent intellectual property may still be able to benefit from the Knowledge Development Box (KDP) under plans being considered by the Government. The Department of Finance is looking at allowing SMEs with patentable assets, but without the resources to get… – Continue reading

Ireland cuts tax for IP profits

Ireland has announced a new 6.25 per cent corporate tax rate for intellectual property research Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate is already one of the lowest in Europe, Economia reports. Now, companies investing in research and development (R&D) will be able to avail of the even lower rate… – Continue reading

Bruton accused of ignoring tax allegation evidence

Civil servant alleges ‘interference with administration of justice’ Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton has been accused of “interference with the administration of justice” by the civil servant in his department who sent a highly controversial dossier on tax evasion to the Dáil Public Accounts Committee. The civil servant,… – Continue reading