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Pat Carroll & Company is authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountant in Ireland to carry out investment advice 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..
Consumer spending down 19% in February –8th March 2021
Consumer spending fell again in February as the impact of the full coronavirus lockdown continued to bite, new figures from digital banking app Revolut show. Revolut said that overall spending by its Irish customers in February this year was 19% lower than in February 2020. Consumer spending was also 2% down on January 2021, it […]Read More...
Increase in women taking up leadership roles, and...8th March 2021
The number of women holding senior leadership roles in Irish businesses improved in the past year, growing from 31% in 2020 to 33% in 2021, according to research included in the Women in Business 2021 Report published by Grant Thornton. Globally this figure sits at 30%, an important milestone for businesses internationally, but not the […]Read More...
Construction sector sees another decline in...8th March 2021
February saw another steep contraction in construction activity here due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Ulster Bank’s Construction Purchasing Managers’ index remained well below the 50 no-change mark in February, despite rising to 27 from 21.2 in January. A reading above 50 signal an increase in activity on the previous month and readings below 50 […]Read More...
Need for focus on reducing deficit post-pandemic...5th March 2021
The Minister for Finance has warned that it is dangerous for a small economy that cannot print its own currency to think that “deficits don’t matter” when evaluating policy options in the future. Addressing an Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) event, Paschal Donohoe said, in order to keeping the interest bill on the national […]Read More...
Martin says need to move away from supports once...5th March 2021
The Taoiseach has said that as the Covid-19 pandemic is brought under control there will be a need to move away from the extensive and wide-ranging emergency supports put in place by the Government to help businesses and workers. However, Micheál Martin said the changes would be phased, in line with the public health advice, […]Read More...
EU Parliament declines to set EU-UK trade deal...5th March 2021
The European Parliament has postponed a decision on ratifying the EU-UK free trade agreement in protest at the UK’s unilateral move on how the Northern Ireland Protocol should be implemented. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was concluded by the EU and UK on 24 December, but it has only been applied provisionally because of […]Read More...
Covid-19 unemployment rate dips to 24.8% in...4th March 2021
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the unemployment rate, including those receiving temporary Covid-19 jobless benefit, fell slightly to 24.8% in February from 25.1% in January. The CSO said the Covid-19 crisis continued to have a significant impact on the labour market here last month. But it added that the “true” jobless […]Read More...
Permanent TSB talks over Ulster Bank have been...4th March 2021
The chief executive of Permanent TSB has described its discussions with Ulster Bank parent NatWest on the possible purchase of parts of the business as positive. Speaking on Morning Ireland, Eamonn Crowley confirmed the talks included a possible deal on mortgages, as well as the micro-SME aspects of the business. Asked about branches forming part of […]Read More...