Pictured (l-r): Feargal O'Rourke (PwC Head of Tax) and Michael McLoughlin (CEO, Connect Ireland).
PwC, Ireland’s largest professional services Firm, today launches its 2013 online Tax facts.
Launching tax facts 2013, Feargal O'Rourke, PwC's Head of Tax, said:
“Despite ongoing financial and economic uncertainty, our robust and transparent tax regime, highly skilled workforce and our friendly pro-business environment continue to be key levers giving Ireland a real advantage in the market for attracting direct investment. Much work has been done to restore Ireland's competitiveness and with successful FDI and export sectors and unemployment beginning to show signs of stabilisation, a sense of greater confidence in Ireland is beginning to emerge.
Also speaking at the launch, Michael McLoughlin, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Ireland added:
"As we continue to promote the message of Ireland through connecting with our diaspora, this publication is invaluable. Whether doing business in Ireland or considering investing in this country, this online interactive tool provides a practical and easy-to-follow guide to the Irish tax system. It provides a summary of Irish tax rates as well as an outline of the main areas of Irish taxation.”
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Feargal O’Rourke is the head of the PwC tax services practice in Ireland and a member of PwC Ireland's leadership team. He is part of PwC's technology tax services group and has over 20 years experience of advising multinationals investing in Ireland on Irish issues and European and Global structures. He acts for a number of household names in the technology sector, primarily from the West Coast of the US, but also the indigenous sector. Feargal also led the PwC Tax Technology Network in EMEA which comprises partners in over 90 countries dealing with major European and Global accounts from 2004 until taking over the Irish Tax practice in 2010.
Feargal served for 7 years on the board of Forfas, the State body responsible for the development of Industrial policy and the Development of Science and Technology. In 2004 Feargal was appointed by the Government as one of Ireland's “independent persons of standing” under the terms of the Double Taxation Arbitration Convention, a position which he still holds. He was also a member of the Government's Commission on Taxation which sat in 2008/09.