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CORPORATE TAXATION – Ensuring a fair system for all

13 Nov 2013

By Wed 13 Nov 2013April 9th, 2020Active Citizenship, Events

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Event Details


Wednesday 13 November 2013 at the European Parliament Offices, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

Green Foundation Ireland wishes to acknowledge with thanks the support of Gay Mitchell MEP and the European Parliament for hosting this event.

Green European Foundation, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland, held a morning Seminar entitled Corporate taxation – ensuring a fair system for all.

The debate over tax loopholes and what level of taxes corporations really pay continues to heat up. While austerity demands cuts to services, is it acceptable that companies exploit tax laws to minimise their contribution? And what steps can be taken at national and European level to ensure a fair tax system, and how can political agreement be reached to take action?.

While admission is FREE to this event, registration is REQUIRED.
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Event Programme


9:45am to 10:00am / Registration

10:00am to 10:15am / Welcome and introduction by Nuala Ahern, Chair of Green Foundation Ireland

10:15am to 11:45am / Creating a fair system – what can be done?
Rodrigo Fernandez, Researcher with the SOMO Institute in The Netherlands
Sheila Killian, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Jim Stewart, Associate Professor in Finance at Trinity College Dublin
Followed by Q&A.

11:45am to 12:00 noon / Coffee break

12:00 noon to 1:30pm / Creating a fair system – how to reach agreement?
Damien English, Fine Gael TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Michael McGrath, Fianna Fáil TD and Spokesperson for Finance
Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party
Followed by Q&A.

Sessions chaired by John Bowman

Further updates on this event will appear on this page.

With thanks to the European Parliament for financial provision to GEF which supports this event.

Our PROGRAMME OF EVENTS (last updated on 9 Jun 2017) is available here.