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Pat Carroll & Company is authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountant in Ireland to carry out investment advice and to carry out audit work in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. We can help to reduce your time on administration.
This, in turn allows you to concentrate on your key business objectives, run your business, increase sales and meet your customers objectives. Let us take the ‘hassle factor’ out of your accounting and book-keeping. At Pat Carroll & Company we offer a substantial accounts service for sole traders, partnership and limited liability companies. Read more..
Dublin Port reports strong growth in EU trade...21st January 2020
Dublin Port Company has again reported record growth figures for 2019 as trade with the European Union countries experienced strong growth. Volumes on Ro-Ro (Roll-on/roll-off) and Lo-Lo (life-on/lift off) services to Continental Europe grew by 10.7%, but UK volumes fell by 0.2%. Dublin Port reported growth in unitised volumes (both Ro-Ro and Lo-Lo combined) of […]Read More...
EU/US trade talks ‘off to good start’21st January 2020
European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan said his meeting with senior US officials marked a “good start” to resetting trade ties with Washington, but there was more work to do. Hogan told reporters he had a good exchange of views with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer several times during his visit, and underscored Brussels’ desire […]Read More...
Interest rate hike in state’s home loan scheme21st January 2020
The Government has sharply increased the rate of interest it will charge future first-time home buyers availing of its Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme. As a result of the changes, the 25-year fixed rate has increased to 2.745% from 2%, while the 30-year fixed rate has risen to 2.995% from 2.3%. The move means those […]Read More...
Dublin Port’s trade with Europe spikes as...20th January 2020
Volumes through the country’s busiest port indicate a shift from the UK to a growing trade with the continent. Figures from Dublin Port show volumes to Britain fell by 0.2pc last year, while volumes on services to continental Europe grew 10.7pc. Dublin Port trade volumes hit another record in 2019. The port, whose traffic was […]Read More...
Car sales in Europe get late-year boost helped by...20th January 2020
Europe emerged as a bright spot for the embattled global car industry after car sales jumped to a record in December, but it could be short-lived. The “exceptional” gain in Europe last month was fuelled by a 28% increase in France and a more than doubling in Sweden, where governments changed emissions-based taxes on new […]Read More...
Soaring gold price leads to a refining boom20th January 2020
In a refinery just outside Uganda’s main airport, workers slip bars of freshly refined gold into clear plastic bags sealed with a sticker of the national flag — black, yellow and red — and the label “Ugandan’s Treasure.” Uganda produces little gold of its own. Alain Goetz, who set up the refinery, says that by […]Read More...
Housing costs push 2019 inflation rate up to 0.9%...17th January 2020
New Central Statistics Office figures show the rate of inflation almost doubled in 2019 compared to 2018 with housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels showing the biggest price increases since 2015. Consumer prices rose by 0.9% in 2019, after increasing by 0.5% in 2018 and by 0.4% in 2017. The CSO said that during […]Read More...
Central Bank announces consumer and investor...17th January 2020
The Central Bank has said that the protection of borrowers in mortgage arrears will continue to be a key priority for it during 2020. Derville Rowland, Director General, Financial Conduct at the Central Bank, said the bank will closely monitor the treatment of borrowers in arrears and take follow-up supervisory actions as required. “As part […]Read More...