The lost generation are back, cash rich and full of optimism

More than 400 of Ireland’s ‘lost generation’, many with significant cash savings for a down-payment on a new house, are returning home each week. These returnees are another “pressure point” pushing up property prices to Celtic Tiger levels. More than 300,000 Irish people emigrated in the years following the economic crash. However, the total number […]

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A New Advisory and Assurance Partner

Press Release: September 2017 As newly appointed Advisory and Assurance Partner, Aidan Kearney will provide advisory and assurance services to the firm’s growing range of national and international clients. Aidan has extensive experience in advising Irish and International businesses on a range of advisory and assurance services having previously worked in the ‘Big Four’ in […]

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When and where can I retire?

Cambodia is the cheapest place in the world to retire. You can rent an apartment for approximately €230 a month, while dining out for less than €5 a day. In comparison, the €233 a week State pension is not enough for many people to get by on in Ireland. In the past people tended to […]

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Promotions at Baker Tilly Hughes Blake

Baker Tilly Hughes Blake is delighted to announce a number of internal promotions due to the firms’ continued growth. The firm is delighted to announce the promotion of Kate Prendiville to Senior Manager within the Tax team, Conor Noone to Senior Manager and Diarmaid Guthrie to the position of Manager within the Corporate Recovery team. […]

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Back to School: The Rising Cost

With children going back to school in the coming days, it is estimated that parents are set to shell out €1,048 over the course of this year, this is up €80 on last year’s average spend. The biggest expenditure tends to be extracurricular activities, followed by school lunches, books and then uniforms. Research shows parents […]

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Irish broadband is still stuck in the slow lane

Irish broadband is still stuck in the slow lane, in an increasingly digital world, broadband is now considered a household essential, alongside energy, however parts of Ireland experience broadband speeds up to 36 times slower than others. On a county-by-county basis, Dublin had the highest average internet speed, followed by Waterford, Kildare, Meath and Westmeath. […]

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Ireland: Paving the way to its economic peak

The Irish economy is in a strong position with forecasts showing the pace of employment growth above 3% this year for the first time since 2007. Economic experts are claiming many of our economic grievances are in the past, with Ireland returning to its previous economic peak. With employment levels outside the construction industry now […]

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Irish Accountancy Award Winner 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded ‘Medium Practice of the Year 2017’ at the Irish Accountancy Awards. This is a huge accolade for our firm and it’s a tribute to everybody’s hard work and dedication over the last 12 months. Well done and congratulations to all. Held annually, the Irish […]

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Domestic Tourism: The Island that Keeps on Giving

Domestic tourism is a core component of tourism in Ireland. Over half of all domestic trips taken annually are holiday trips and Irish people take more domestic holiday trips each year than outbound holiday trips. The domestic market, therefore, is crucial for the overall viability of the tourism industry here in Ireland. It provides an […]

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