John M Shanahan & Co.

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Chartered Accountants
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Phone: 057 93 22100


Below you will find articles of interest to all matters of business, penned by the company's principal, John M. Shanahan.

You may access the complete article by clicking on the relevant Read More button in the article previews below. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information on any of the matters covered here.

Can the Landlord and the State still be friends.

Inherent disrespect by the State for the small providers of Rental  accommodation will only lead to more Landlords leaving the market and by default institutional investors becoming the principal participants.

March 18, 2018


What planet is the government on when it thinks a carrot of €5,000 is going to cut any ice  with a builder when it comes to renovating an unused property, the landlord would need to have access to multiples of €5,000 before a builder would entertain him when it comes to any kind of decent renovation work today.

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The Solitary e-worker

Home alone, the e-worker operating from a desk in the room.

March 14, 2018















Generally e-Working is regarded as a method of working using information and communication technology in which the work-related activity that is carried out is not bound to any particular location.

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Minimum Wage 2018

Revision of Minimum Wage,  2018.

February 28, 2018










Generally, the amount of pay you receive for working is a matter for agreement between you and your employer. These negotiations normally occur when you receive an offer of a job. However, under the National Minimum Wage Act 2000, most employees are entitled to a minimum wage.

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How does your Business Grow

5 Ideas on How to Grow your fledgling Business.

February 26, 2018

Building a reputation and growing your business takes a lot of blood sweat and tears. But it’s definitely worth it. Businesses that occupy strong positions in the market can build their customer base quickly and attain additional resources to help it growth.












Here are 5 ideas to help you grow your new business and spread the word about your excellent product or services to a broader audience.

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New Beginning - New Business - New Company, let's GO.

Has your Idea of working for yourself been worked through in your mind - Now you are ready - take a deep breath and Jump.

January 30, 2018

Setting up your own limited company is a big step. And though it’s highly rewarding, there are also a number of things to consider before making that leap of fate.

There are two main options open to entrepreneurs setting up in Ireland – sole trader or limited company.











To help you to prepare for when the time comes, we’ve put together some of the limited Company option  - questions, pitfalls and reasons for choice  - you should consider.

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How has your Company remained outside Revenue radar

Has your Company still got a heart beat but remained dormant - Now Revenue want to know more.

January 10, 2018


In early December 2017, Revenue issued two separate notices, namely:-

  • notices to companies that registered with the Companies Office (CRO) during 2014 but have not yet registered their trading status with Revenue; and
  • reminder notices to companies that registered with the Companies office in 2015 and 2016.








Not to be ignored - these notices requires a reply, either to request a tax registration or to provide an update on the company's status.


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Christmas & New Year Wishes

Best wishes to all our friends, clients and associates

December 21, 2017


We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2018.




Thank you for your continued support throughout the year and we hope that 2018 will be a successful year for you, your family and your business.
From all the staff.







We will close for the Christmas and New Year Holidays from Thursday 21st December 2017 at 5:30 pm and re-open on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 9:00 am.


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Year End Tips for your Business

Your Business has completed another Calendar Years trading - Make the most of your year end transactions review.

December 20, 2017


With the Year End and tax deadline approaching we have compiled a short checklist to ensure that you are properly suited up with some relevant business and tax planning opportunities before the end of the year.





So you plan today for a better future knowing that when you reach the Pearly Gates, you have lived as well as you can - played as hard as you can and enjoyed the journey! 


Only two things in this life that are sure, of that I'm sure.


Death and Taxes....and the former remains largely within your own remit....the latter we can help you with.


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Construction Sector under the Hammer

The Construction sector is looking at another 10% increase in pay rates - see how this effects your crews.

December 5, 2017


As and from 19th October 2017, the new SEO (Sectoral Employment Orders) provides for mandatory terms and conditions in the construction sector, including pay, pensions and sick leave. Full Details are set out in Statutory Instrument No.455 of 2017.





Before finalising the Order, the Labour Court received submissions from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), UNITE the Union, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Trustees of the Construction Workers Pension Scheme.



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Beneficial Ownership Register

The Beneficial Ownership Register - the Information now required to be held by Companies.

November 25, 2017


Regulations recently signed into law in Ireland  now mean that most Irish companies must gather information on individuals who are their underlying beneficial owners.



Until the introduction of the 2016 Regulations, the identity of the beneficial owners of Irish companies
could remain largely private and so the new obligations represent a significant development for certain companies and their ultimate beneficial owners.


The stick - Failure to comply with the 2016 Regulations is a criminal offence.



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