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Saturday 15 December 2018

Ireland needs EU allies in tax dispute - Donohoe

Shaun Murphy, managing partner of KPMG, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Ray Gray, DAA, Dalton Philips, DAA and David Meagher, partner KPMG, at the Budget 2018 event presented by INM and sponsored by KPMG in the St Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club
Shaun Murphy, managing partner of KPMG, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Ray Gray, DAA, Dalton Philips, DAA and David Meagher, partner KPMG, at the Budget 2018 event presented by INM and sponsored by KPMG in the St Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club

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EU countries with similar views on corporation tax need to come together to make their voices heard, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said.

Addressing the Independent News & Media Budget 2018 business breakfast last week, Donohoe said Ireland and other small European countries will meet next month to set out their views to the European Commission on corporation tax.

The European Commission wants to press ahead with a shake-up of European tax rules to standardise the way that corporation tax is calculated, a move that is opposed by Ireland.

Donohoe was speaking to an audience of industry leaders including business magnate Denis O'Brien, KPMG managing partner Shaun Murphy, new Dublin Airport Authority chief executive Dalton Philips, Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding, Lidl Ireland ceo JP Scally, former Fitzwilton chairman and INM director Dr Len O'Hagan, and INM Editor-in-Chief Stephen Rae.

After the minister spoke, INM business columnist Richard Curran hosted a panel discussion, which included contributions from Sunday Independent Business Editor Samantha McCaughren, columnist Colm McCarthy, KPMG's Conor O'Brien and Ibec's Fergal O'Brien.

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