The latest Revenue Tax Defaulters List nationally, was published today, with the biggest settlement made ironically by a tax consultant, latter due to pay the Revenue €4m in relation to an under-declaration of income tax, following a penalty determination by the courts.
Nationally also a series of medical consultants have also been named on the list following a long running investigation by the Revenue Commissioners.
In all some ten individuals and their companies, holding Co. Tipperary addresses, are due to settle with the Revenue Commissioners for some €622, 404.00 in total.
List No 1 compiled (List 1) is pursuant to Section 1086, Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, in respect of the period beginning on October 1st, 2014 and ending on December 31st,2014, of every person upon whom a fine or other penalty was imposed by a Court.
Total number of cases published amounted to 319 and the total amount of fines and penalties imposed, again nationally, was € 807,860.00
List No2 compiled (List2) is pursuant to section 1086 of the Taxes Consolidation act, 1997, in respect of the period beginning on 1st October 2014 and ending on 31st December 2014,of every person – in whose case the Revenue Commissioners accepted a settlement of the kind mentioned in Section 1086. The list also includes cases in which a Penalty Determination was made by the Courts in respect of the same period. The total number of settlements/determinations published was 99 and the total value of these settlements/determinations was slightly over €23 million.
Note: Settlements are not published where the amount is less than the threshold (€12,700, €30,000 or €33,000), where the amount of fine or other penalty does not exceed 15% of the amount of tax or where the taxpayer, in advance of any Revenue investigation, has voluntarily furnished complete information relating to undisclosed tax liabilities.
Cases identified and published relating to Co. Tipperary are listed under a total of 9 headings: e.g. Failure to Lodge VAT Return(s), Misuse of Marked Mineral Oil, Cigarette Smuggling, Illegal Selling of Cigarettes, Under Declaration of VAT, Under Declaration of Income Tax & Capital Gains Tax, Under Declaration of Income Tax, Under Declaration of Capital Gains Tax and Penalty Determination by the Courts, relating to an under declaration of Capital Gains Tax.
Contributions to Clubs and Organisations Grant Scheme – Templemore Thurles Municipal District 2015.
Mr Seamus Hanafin
Tipperary County Councillor Mr Seamus Hanafin wishes to inform the public that applications are being invited from Residents Associations, Sports Clubs (Latter for the provision of playing facilities for young people) and other Voluntary Groups, to avail of funding, soon to be made available in the Templemore-Thurles Municipal District.
This Grant Aid will not include funding for Tidy Towns groups, Burial Grounds or Festival Committees, under this particular scheme.
Templemore-Thurles Municipal District
The Templemore-Thurles Municipal District consists of the electoral divisions of Aghnameadle, Ballycahill, Ballymurreen, Borrisnafarney, Borrisnoe, Borrisoleigh, Bourney East, Bourney West, Buolick, Clogher, Drom, Fennor, Gaile, Glenkeen, Gortkelly, Holycross, Inch, Kilcooly, Killavinoge, Killea, Kilrush, Littleton, Longfordpass, Loughmore, Moyaliff, Moycarky, Moyne, Rahelty, Rathnaveoge, Roscrea, Templemore, Templetouhy, Thurles Rural, Thurles Urban, Timoney, Two-Mile-Borris, Upperchurch.
Application forms can be obtained on line by downloading from HERE or by calling directly to the Templemore-Thurles Municipal District Offices, at Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
Note: The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is Friday, March 13th, 2015.
All applicants should note that this allocation of funding relates to 2015 only and is no guarantee of funding into the future .
Thurles Credit Union held their local round of the Credit Union Quiz 2015 in the Premier Hall, Thurles on Friday 30th January 2015 last.
Gael Scoil Bhríde (Left above) were victorious in the U13 quiz, while Scoil Ailbhe (Right above) progressed victoriously in the U11 quiz.
Scoil Iosagain, Upperchurch, came second in the U11 and 3rd in the U13, while Scoil Chroí Naofa, Urlingford took 3rd place in the U11 quiz. Scoil Ailbhe also achieved 2nd place at the U13, in addition to their already U11 success.
Thurles Credit Union would like to thank the parents and teachers of all the participating schools and wish both Gael Scoil Bhríde and Scoil Ailbhe every success in the upcoming Chapter level quiz, where they will do battle with school quiz teams from other Credit Unions throughout North Tipperary.
Winners of the forthcoming Chapter level quiz will then progress to the All Ireland Credit Union competition to be held in Dublin at a date yet to be decided, during April of this year.
Despite the visit on Monday last by seven senior current governing Government Politicians; which included An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny, An Tánaiste M/s Joan Burton, Minister for Justice M/s Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for the Environment Mr Alan Kelly, Minister for Jobs Mr Richard Bruton, Junior State Minister for Agriculture Mr Tom Hayes, Minister for Agriculture Mr Simon Coveney, including 4 other duly elected resident Co Tipperary politicians namely Noel Coonan (Fine Gael), Séamus Healy (Independent), Mattie McGrath (Independent), Michael Lowry (Independent) the Live Register of Unemployed Persons in Co Tipperary’s continues to rise.
Figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), latter the Governments own body responsible for compiling Irish official statistics, show that unemployment increased again by 41 persons during the month of January 2015, when compared to similar figures published by the CSO in December 2014.
Note: Readers can view these figures for themselves by clicking Here.
It should also be noted that no opportunity was afforded to any Tipperary Development Groups to sit down, even briefly, with An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny or Minister for Jobs Mr Richard Bruton or indeed any of the aforementioned visiting government elected officials; to enter into helpful future dialogue regarding the future growth and enhancement of Co Tipperary.
Unemployment Figures For Co Tipperary as at January 31st 2015
- North Tipperary Unemployment for December 2014 – Both Sexes – All Ages = 6,271.
Nenagh – Both Sexes – All Ages = 2,542, Roscrea – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,193, Thurles – Both Sexes – All ages = 2,536.
- South Tipperary Unemployment – Both Sexes – All Ages = 7,864.
Cahir – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,135, Carrick-On-Suir – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,699, Cashel – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,031, Clonmel – Both Sexes – All Ages = 2,478, Tipperary Town – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,521.
- Total Unemployed Persons in Co Tipperary for December 2014 = 14,135.
- North Tipperary Unemployment Figures for January 2015 – Both Sexes – All ages = 6,312.
Nenagh – Both sexes – All ages = 2,568 (Up 26), Roscrea – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,166 (Down 27), Thurles – Both Sexes – All Ages = 2,578 (Up 42), Total unemployment increase in North Tipperary 41.
- South Tipperary – Both Sexes – All Ages = 7,864.
Cahir – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,129 (Down 6), Carrick-On-Suir – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,685 (Down 14), Cashel – Both sexes – All ages = 1,060 (Up 29), Clonmel – Both sexes – All ages = 2,480 (Up 2), Tipperary Town – Both Sexes – All Ages = 1,510 (Down 11).
- Total Unemployed Persons in Co. Tipperary for January 2015 = 14,176.
Counties Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary are three counties which, when joined together, make up the ‘Mid-West Region,’ latter which is also known the ‘Shannon Region,’ due to its close proximity and distinctive corridor carved out by the lower River Shannon and its basin.
At a specially convened meeting of Clare County Council this evening, the local authority’s 28 Elected Membership unanimously rejected any commitment from IAG that does not explicitly guarantee Aer Lingus’ long term commitment to services between Shannon Airport and London Heathrow.
This call follows IAG’s statement today that it will keep the Aer Lingus Heathrow slots for Irish routes for at least five years if the company’s proposed takeover is successful.
Clare County Council however, has warned that any guarantee that omits a specific reference to Shannon is “unacceptable” and that the Government should retain its 25.1% shareholding in the airline.
“If IAG chief executive Willie Walsh and his company were truly committed to maintaining and strengthening Aer Lingus then he would already have made clear moves towards appeasing the very real concerns of the people and businesses of the West of Ireland who have contributed to establishing the Shannon-Heathrow route as one of the airline’s flagship services,” said Cllr John Crowe, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council.
Speaking following this evening’s meeting, Cllr. Crowe confirmed the Members of Clare County Council are now calling on the Taoiseach, Minister for Finance and the Government to “unilaterally oppose” the sale of Aer Lingus and retain its 25.1% shareholding.
Members are also requesting that Aer Lingus management increase connectivity and levels of service to Shannon Airport to “ensure balanced regional development and on commercial grounds to grow market share for Aer Lingus.”
Cllr Crowe said he will be formally writing to An Taoiseach to outline the Council’s concerns, as expressed at this evening’s meeting.
“There is a sense of déjà-vu amongst my colleagues that Aer Lingus, under the guise of IAG, could repeat the woeful decision of the airline to remove Shannon’s Heathrow slots in 2007. It didn’t make commercial sense then nor does it now, but it is clear that IAG are unwilling to guarantee these slots in the future hence our unanimous opposition to the sale of the airline,” stated Councillor Crowe.
“Underpinning the significant developments in improving infrastructure and expanding the tourism and business sectors in the West of Ireland in recent years is proper access to this region. The Shannon-Heathrow link is of absolute critical, strategic importance to maintaining existing development in the industry and tourism area and to position the wider region for further growth and investment into the future.”
“The growth of Shannon Airport since separation from the DAA demonstrates the capacity of management at the airport to achieve future growth. It is critical the airport can continue to operate in an environment which facilitates such growth into the future. Any reduction in connectivity consequent to a sale to IAG would have a serious negative impact,” said Councillor Crowe.