Category Archives: Opinion

Further trauma for family who had fled from terror

OPINION: Given the treatment endured by one Ukrainian family, with two children with specific needs, Killarney councillor John O’Donoghue has asked Kerry County Council to ascertain if the International Protection Accommodation Services (IPAS) is not considering Killarney as an option for long-term accommodation for refugees due to the price of rent I have asked Kerry… Continue Reading

‘It is only right that we offer shelter and assistance to the people of Ukraine’

Opinion: The Irish people have always showed compassion in the face of crisis and it is only right that Ireland would offer shelter and assistance to the people of Ukraine, writes MEP Seán Kelly While strongly condemning the atrocious events in Ukraine, I welcome Ireland’s lifting of visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland ahead of… Continue Reading

Proper structure vital to minimise tax considerations

For any SME owner/manager, it’s natural to become absorbed in the day-to-day running of the business and to lose sight of short, medium, and long-term goals. Tax optimisation is an essential but often-neglected area writes Tommy Walsh, Head of Taxation at CDS Law & Tax LLP, a leading Irish law firm specialising in taxation, mergers,… Continue Reading

‘Paying lip service to this emergency is no longer a tenable position to hold’

OPINION: Rural Independent TDs, including Deputy Danny Healy-Rae and Deputy Michael Healy-Rae, will bring a motion before the Dáil this Wednesday demanding that the government holds an urgent mini budget to mitigate and address the spiralling cost-of-living crisis on multiple fronts. Here, Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae, outlines the need to recognise the cost-of-living crisis as… Continue Reading