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21 Sep

Retirement Tax Reliefs

The five tax breaks you may be entitled to when you retire from your business. Retirement from your business and the passing of assets and wealth to the next generation is an area that requires comprehensive tax planning, considering the wealth of the tax reliefs available. Below is a brief description of the five tax reliefs that

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20 Sep

Department of Agriculture Annual Review 2016

The Department of Agriculture has published its annual review and outlook for the rest of 2016. The main Irish farming sectors will face many challenges for the rest of the year along with some opportunities. Below is a snapshot of what is covered in a full forecast published by the Department of Agriculture. Dairy While

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09 Sep

Irish mortgage-holders still paying over the odds, figures shows

Irish consumers are still paying over the odds for their mortgages, new figures from the Central Bank show. According to the regulator, the rate on all new variable-rate mortgages was 3.11 per cent in July 2016. While this has fallen 23 basis points over the past 12 months, it is still far higher than the

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07 Sep

South Kerry Ploughing Championships

Casey & Co Accountants are delighted to be attending this years South Kerry Ploughing Championships.  It is our first year attending this ever growing event.  We look forward to meeting visitors on the day.  James Kelleher will be on hand to answer any tax or accounting queries. We will also have a raffle on the

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01 Sep

Only 37% of farms economically viable last year – Teagasc

Stark figures from Teagasc show that only 37% of farms were economically viable in 2015 while a further 29% of farm households were only sustainable because of the presence of off-farm income. The figures which are compiled by Thia Hennessy and Brian Moran of Teagasc’s Agricultural Economics and Farm Surveys Department further shows that 34%

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26 Aug

Signed Kerry Jersey Presentation

Congratulations to Mags Savage who won the signed Kerry Jersey in our recent Facebook competition.  Mags was delighted with her win and plans to give the jersey to her Uncle Billy in London when they visit in October. Mags was accompanied by a very enthusiastic Kerry fan John Savage.  John, also a  Kerins O Rahilly

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26 Aug

Money Saving Tips for Students

Monday saw CAO offers being made to thousands of students across the country.  As students take up their offers  we have set out some money saving tips for students going to College and living away from home for the first time.  Look for student discounts – many shops offer discounts for students with a valid student card,

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24 Aug

Jack ‘Seán’ McCarthy

Given that Sunday is the All Ireland Semi Final we thought it would be nice to give a background to the plaque located at our office which is dedicated to the great Jack ‘Seán’ McCarthy. Jack ‘Seán’ MCarthy was heavily involved in the GAA for all his life.  He had a long association as trainer,

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16 Aug

Paternity Leave

New legislation on paternity leave will come into effect in Ireland in September. In advance of that, employers need to understand their obligations under the Bill and what they should expect from employees who want to take this leave, writes Ciara McGuone from the Small Firms Association (SFA). The Paternity Leave and Benefits Bill 2016

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