In the media, 16 October 2020

Oct 16, 2020

It has been a busy week for the Institute’s spokespeople across print, broadcast and online channels. Dr Brian Keegan and Professional Tax Leader, Norah Collender spoke over the airways with RTE’s Bryan Dobson and Today FM’s Matt Cooper on Budget Day. Regular feature columns and more are included in this week’s In the Media section.

Dr Brian Keegan joined Bryan Dobson on the RTÉ Radio 1 News at One on Tuesday to preview the Budget and to discuss the measures as they emerged. Later on Tuesday afternoon, Norah Collender joined Matt Cooper on Today FM’s The Last Word to parse the Budget speeches and to respond to listeners’ questions.

As Budget Day ended, Norah Collender joined RTÉ's Consumer Affairs and Agriculture Correspondent Fran McNulty and Daryl Hanberry of Deloitte for a live Budget 2021 Zoom discussion streamed on RTÉ's social channels. The discussion was led by RTÉ's Brian Finn and the panel responded to questions from viewers.

There was also coverage of the Institute’s news release on Budget 2021 measures in the Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, Business Plus and Inside Ireland.

In his regular column in the Business Post, Dr Brian Keegan contended that the Government’s  Budget 2021 measures could have a long term impact on business in terms of scrutiny and reporting obligations underpinning business supports. In his column with the Irish Examiner, Dr Keegan noted that the real test on Budget Day will be whether government can get the balance right by borrowing short-term to get the economy back on an even keel for when the pandemic recedes. 

In the Sunday Independent, Professional Tax Leader Norah Collender was quoted on behalf of Chartered Accountants Ireland in calls for an alleviation of the pressures facing businesses this October due to tax and CRO deadlines and in an article by Louise McBride on getting ready for the Income Tax Deadline.