Áine Kiely O'Donnell

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Can I inherit my parents’ home tax-free?

Query: My husband, daughter and I live with my elderly parents in my parents’ primary residence. We have lived here for 18 months and I do not own any other properties. Can I inherit my parents’ primary residence tax-free in 18 months (that is, after three years of us living here) while my parents are […]

By |January 30th, 2019|Industry News|0 Comments

AAL – Helping Companies Prepare for Brexit

Brexit is the dominant issue of our time for businesses in the UK and in the European Union.  We provide our client companies with a range of services to ensure that their interests are protected regardless of the outcome of the negotiations with the EU and the decision of the UK parliament.

Since June 2016 our advisory team has […]

By |January 13th, 2019|Brexit|0 Comments

Revenue sees Local Property Tax compliance rate of 97%

A total of €482m has been paid by households in Local Property Tax to Revenue for 2018.

This includes about €2m in household charge arrears.

Revenue also reported a high compliance rate of 97%, which is in line with previous years.

Today’s figures from Revenue show that Carlow was the most compliant county when it came to paying […]

By |January 8th, 2019|Industry News|0 Comments

Government launches initiative to support returning emigrants start businesses

The Government has launched an initiative to help returning emigrants start and develop businesses in Ireland.

The ‘Back for Business’ entrepreneur mentoring programme, which is being funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, runs over six months.

It is designed for recently returned emigrants who have lived abroad for at least a year and have […]

By |December 18th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

Confidence drops over retirement provision

Almost one in two people are concerned that they are financially unprepared for retirement, according to a savings and investment index from the Bank of Ireland and the Economic and Social Research Institute.

The Retirement Optimism reading dropped sharply to 99 in November from 105 in September.

It is part of an overall Savings and Investment index […]

By |December 11th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

Should I accept pension transfer value?

Query: I left my former employer two years ago after working there for almost 20 years. I have an entitlement to a pension from that company’s defined benefit (DB) pension scheme. I have received a letter from my former employer, offering me an ‘enhanced transfer value’. Should I transfer my benefit entitlement out of that […]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

Three investment lessons learned from the global financial crisis

Ten years on from the global financial crisis is a good opportunity for investors to reflect on what we’ve learned from this seismic event.

Lesson 1: Minsky was right

Hyman Minsky’s financial-instability hypothesis examined how long stretches of prosperity have tended to sow the seeds of the next crisis.

In good times, market participants become inattentive to assessing, […]

By |October 30th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

Guide to Pay & File

You could face stiff penalties over money earned on the side, or from Airbnb, unless you pay tax owed on those earnings in time, writes Louise McBride
This year’s tax return deadline is fast approaching – and if you’re one of those who thinks that tax returns have absolutely nothing to do with you, check that […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

Minister confirms changes in scheme to help SMEs

THE Government’s new Finance Bill has confirmed a €50,000 increase in maximum value of share options that can be granted under its Key Employee Engagement Programme (KEEP), to €300,000 in any period.

It had previously been subject to a limit applied in a consecutive three-year period. The scheme, introduced a year ago, was intended to help […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

Half of female bosses can’t get funding, finds new report

More than half of companies led by women have no external funding at all, compared with 30pc of male-led businesses – and three times as many female business leaders regard access to capital as their biggest challenge.

The results are from EY’s Global Growth Barometer, based on a survey of 2,766 senior business leaders.

In the report, […]

By |October 18th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments