PKF News & Events

Foreign legion: Just 3pc of men who move abroad are doing it to follow their partner’s career path

November 12th, 2018
A quarter of women who move abroad to live do so because their partner accepted a job overseas - but the same is true for only 3pc of men. This is according to the 2018 HSBC 'Expat Explorer' report. With males accounting for six in every 10 expatriate workers, they make up the majority in almo ...
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Monday 12 November 2018 Why can’t I add son to our car’s policy?

November 12th, 2018
My son is 19 years old and he started college in September. He stays in Dublin Monday to Friday and comes home most weekends. He would like to be added to our car insurance, even though he may only use the car two-three times a month, but it would be useful to have him insured. My insurance company ...
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Nationwide rents surge 30pc higher than during Celtic Tiger

November 12th, 2018
Rents have risen 30pc above Celtic Tiger rates and reached a record high for the 10th consecutive quarter, according to a new report. The findings by Daft.ie don't expect the rental hikes to stop any time soon. Nationally, there has been a rise of 11.3pc on last year, with the average monthly ...
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Tech hub’s rocket man helps high-risk startups fly high

November 9th, 2018
"People come into incubators and very often it's just for space, they are thinking 'that's what I need, a nice space would be good'. But actually, by the time they exit what you find is that the real value they've gotten is the networking, the connections, the monies they were able to attract as ...
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Fewer than one in ten SMEs embracing remote or flexible working

November 9th, 2018
Fewer than one in ten small and medium businesses in Ireland are embracing remote or flexible working. This is despite the fact that a majority of SME employees are in favour of such working conditions, according to a study of nearly 600 small businesses carried out by Vodafone. Smart working ...
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November 9th, 2018
Irish banks must shed a further €9bn of bad loans to meet ECB targets, Moody's has warned. Unlike the early period after the crash, when sales of commercial real estate and developer loans dominated the great bank sell-offs, further disposals will be dominated by home loans, the rating agency s ...
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‘Cost of care for our two boys will be more than we pay on mortgage’

November 6th, 2018
Mother Siobhan Redmond will soon be paying more than her monthly mortgage for childcare for her two children. Ms Redmond, from Killester, Dublin, believes the Government should further assist families and the childcare industry in tandem to create a well-run system for all. The 35-year-old fin ...
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Trade fears: Ireland may be caught in crossfire if President Trump ramps up rhetoric after midterms

November 6th, 2018
When President Donald Trump tweets, he moves markets. Last week's upbeat comments on the possibility of a deal with China to call a halt to a trade war between the world's two largest economies helped stock markets rally from the bloodbath of 'Red October'. By Friday, however, his officials were ...
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EU digital tax could backfire – Donohoe

November 6th, 2018
The EU's success as an exporter leaves it vulnerable if tax norms are torn up, which would include creating the digital services tax sought by France and others, Paschal Donohoe has warned. He denied France had offered to make-up for any tax loss to Ireland to win support for its plan. "No suc ...
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Startup diary: For every €1 you spend in marketing, make €2 in revenue

November 2nd, 2018
Our podcast is now live. (A search for voxgig on iTunes will bring it up.) It is, as with most things we do, a soft launch. There's only one episode just yet. Our general strategy for getting things done is accept embarrassment with version 1, and then iterate our way out of mortification. It might ...
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