Ireland Business, Taxation and Offshore Information
Ireland Is In The EU . . .
Ireland is one of the 27 Member States of the EU, and who could deny that membership has been a blessing for it, until recently at least? From being one of the lame ducks of Europe, Ireland reinvented itself as the fastest-growing EU state in the late 1990s and 2000s, the future centre of EU e-commerce, and a thoroughly communautaire country unlucky enough to be separated from the continent by the euro-sceptic British. Ireland held the Presidency of the EU for the first six months of 2004 and again for the first six months of 2013.
. . . and Ireland is offshore.
Perhaps only the Irish imagination could successfully have combined full-hearted membership of the EU with a piratical determination to out-Jersey the tax commissioners of the Western World; but they seem to have succeeded. More »