Public policy centre

Welcome to Chartered Accountants Ireland’s public policy centre.

We use our research to inform the public policy debate both nationally and internationally.

This week read about some of the representation work we have been doing on your behalf for the past few months in the second issue of our Public Policy and Tax round-up, and our latest developments in the area of climate change. Public policy and tax round-up As 2019 continues at pace, the Advocacy & Voice team have been listening to members’ tax and policy issues and lobbying on your behalf. Take a look at some of the representations made on climate action, housing policy, tax and Brexit in the last few months.   New EU marine energy project to flow between Ireland and Wales A new €4.2 million cross-border project, Coastal Communities Adapting Together aiming to look at the regional implications of climate change in Ireland and Wales has been announced. This project will bring together leading researchers and businesses from both nations to work together in areas of climate change, innovation, heritage and tourism.   Carbon taxes and climate change  Kate van der Merwe, Lorraine McCann and Cróna Clohisey discuss why accountants should care about climate change and carbon taxes. The panel also examines the Government's Climate Action Plan and explores how the profession can help create a sustainable future.  Listen to the latest podcast.    Read all our updates in our Public Policy webcentre.

Aug 15, 2019
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A new €4.2 million cross-border project, Coastal Communities Adapting Together aiming to look at the regional implications of climate change in Ireland and Wales has been announced. This project will bring together leading researchers and businesses from both nations to work together in areas of climate change, innovation, heritage and tourism.

Aug 12, 2019

New EU marine energy project to flow between Ireland and Wales A new €4.2 million cross-border project, Coastal Communities Adapting Together aiming to look at the regional implications of climate change in Ireland and Wales has been announced. This project will bring together leading researchers and businesses from both nations to work together in areas of climate change, innovation, heritage and tourism. Carbon taxes and climate change Kate van der Merwe, Lorraine McCann and Cróna Clohisey discuss why accountants should care about climate change and carbon taxes. The panel also examines the Government's Climate Action Plan and explores how the profession can help create a sustainable future.  Listen to the latest podcast.

Aug 12, 2019

Pensions in Ireland - A responsible way forward

A significant majority of Chartered Accountants are worried about Ireland's pension deficit and favour pension auto-enrolment to guard against poverty in retirement.

In its research report, Chartered Accountants Ireland examines the challenge of an ageing population in Ireland, the reasons that some private sector workers do not provide for their pensions and also looks at a number of different pension funding models used in other countries.

Chartered Accountants Ireland has over 26,000 members working in every sector on the island of Ireland, and is uniquely placed to identify the challenges that the pension deficit will bring.

Read our report on the PDF below.

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Seminar : Pensions under the spotlight
Chartered Accountants Ireland’s members engaged in a comprehensive discussion on the private pension crisis in Ireland at a seminar with Institute President Shauna Greely held in Dublin last Tuesday evening (6 March 2018). 

The event also saw the formal launch of the Institute’s report Pensions in Ireland: A responsible way forward which advocates auto-enrolment. View photos from the event >>>