Ireland the UK and Brexit

The Possible Effects on Ireland  of a British Exit from  the EU There is a referendum in June in Britain – which will determine if they leave the European Union Two way trade between Ireland and the Uk is worth over EUR €1 billion per week. Ireland is the UK’s fifth largest export market and […]
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Property Tax Ireland

A Property Tax was first introduced in Ireland in 2013. This Local Property Tax  or LPT is payable by residents and non residents who own residential property in Ireland. Properties are still liable for the tax even if they are vacant. There are some exemptions – see here for details of Property Tax Exemptions in […]
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Sterling Bank Accounts

Moving Euros to Sterling The financial turmoil in Ireland and other countries in the Eurozone has resulted in some Irish people withdrawing Euros from their Irish bank accounts and transferring it into other currencies. It appears that many are are transferring money to UK banks operating in Ireland or to UK banks in Northern Ireland […]
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Opening a UK Sterling Bank Account

Moving Euros to Sterling The financial turmoil in Ireland  and other countries in the Eurozone  in recent years –  resulted in many Irish people withdrawing Euros from their Irish bank accounts and transferring it into other currencies. It appears that many Irish residents are transferring money to UK banks operating in Ireland or to UK […]
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Injury Compensation Ireland

Ireland has a reputation for being a country where people will resort to legal action in order to try and claim compensation for accidents or medical negligence. Every week the papers seem to have at least one story of large settlements paid by insurance companies or the state for compensation for injuries received in car […]
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PPI Refunds Ireland

Payment Protection Insurance was usually sold by banks, credit card companies and retailers alongside mortgages, personal loans, credit cards , store cards , car loans , overdrafts and business loans. The scale of the mis-selling of payment protection insurance in Ireland (just like the UK) is becoming clearer. In October 2012 6 Irish banks were […]
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