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Welcome to Kelliher O’Shea, Chartered Accountants
Kelliher O’Shea, Chartered Accountants, is formerly the Castleisland practice of OCKT (O’Connor Kelliher & Treacy).
Today, financial transactions of large, medium and small enterprises are under a significantly higher degree of scrutiny by regulatory authorities.
We are capable of providing you with a comprehensive suite of accountancy, taxation and advisory services and solutions to meet your needs. Our partners have a wealth of experience that go beyond ensuring your compliance requirements are met by offering you real added value for your business.
The site is updated regularly with industry and practice news.
Thousands facing mortgage bill hike as fixed...26th February 2024
While tracker and variable mortgage customers have borne the brunt of the European Central Bank’s interest rate raising programme, those who managed to fix at the right time have remained largely insulated from its historically high interest rates. According to the Central Bank, Irish banks’ fixed mortgage customer were enjoying an average interest rate ofRead More...
WTO meets with calls for consensus amid...26th February 2024
The World Trade Organization today opened a high-level ministerial meeting in Abu Dhabi with calls for consensus as geopolitical tensions and the looming US election undermine chances of a major breakthrough. The WTO’s 13th ministerial conference (MC13), scheduled to run until Thursday in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is the firstRead More...
Consumer sentiment dips in February after January...26th February 2024
Consumer sentiment fell again in February, undoing some of the gains it made a month earlier. The Credit Union Consumer Sentiment Index dropped to 70.2 in the month, down from 74.2 in January. The research’s author, Austin Hughes, said the dip in sentiment is not surprising as the gain in January was significant, but mostRead More...
Location for EU Anti-Money Laundering Agency to...22nd February 2024
The competition to select a city to host the new EU Anti-Money Laundering Agency (AMLA) will get underway in Brussels today, with Dublin in contention along with eight other cities. Ireland is competing against eight other member states – France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Austria – to host the agency, which wouldRead More...
Ireland’s national debt stands at €42,000 per...22nd February 2024
Ireland’s national debt continued to fall last year but remains one of the highest in the world at €42,000 per capita, the Department of Finance’s report on public debt shows. Only Japan, Belgium and Italy have higher levels of borrowings per person. The country’s gross public debt stood at €223 billion in 2023 down fromRead More...
Vast majority of Irish tech start-ups embracing...22nd February 2024
The vast majority of Irish tech start-up and scaling companies are deploying or preparing to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) according to a new survey. The research from Scale Ireland also shows that finance is still the biggest challenge facing indigenous founders. The 2024 State of Start-ups Survey reveals that 82% of respondents are deploying orRead More...
Big jump in cyber-attacks using stolen identities...21st February 2024
There has been a 71% global spike in cyber-attacks involving stolen identities according to IBM. Its latest X-Force Threat Intelligence Index found there was a growing trend in 2023 of cyber-criminals logging into corporate networks using stolen credentials as opposed to hacking into systems. The report is based on insights and observations from monitoring overRead More...
Credit Unions report mortgage lending up 15%21st February 2024
Mortgage lending at credit unions was up 15% in the last three months of the year, with the mortgage book now over €500m for the first time. The Irish League of Credit Unions represents 92% of the total active credit unions here. Its quarterly results show an overall increase in lending across all areas ofRead More...