Monthly Archives: August 2016

Apple’s unpaid Irish taxes are chicken feed.

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Can’t get much smarter than Harvard

Harvard University is situated in Cambridge and Boston. Due to a longstanding but slightly strange arrangement Harvard and other university (eg.Yale, Princeton, Columbia)┬ádo Not pay any property taxes in the cities in which they are located. The income which cities … Continue reading

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The recession and Irish Racing

The Horse racing business suffered like most others. Betting at all Irish race courses in 2006 was 214 Million Euro, by 2015 it was down to 67 Million. Galway’s 12 day splurge in 2006 saw 27.5 Million gambled, by 2015 … Continue reading

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Taxpayers on the hook again, as developers walk away.

  Maurice Bracken, who worked for Clerys for more than 30 years before the staff were turfed out when the building was sold last June, tells an interesting story about the weeks immediately prior to its closure. In hindsight, his … Continue reading

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