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Business Reforms in Ireland

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB2017

Starting a Business: Ireland made starting a business easier by removing the requirement that a founder seeking to incorporate a company swear before a commissioner of oaths.

DB2016

Protecting Minority Investors: Ireland strengthened minority investor protections by introducing provisions stipulating that directors can be held liable for breach of their fiduciary duties.

Paying Taxes: Ireland made paying taxes more costly and complicated for companies by increasing landfill levies and by requiring additional financial statements to be submitted with the income tax return.

DB2015

Registering Property: Ireland made transferring property easier by enhancing its computerized system at the land registry and implementing an online system for the registration of title.

Getting Credit: Ireland improved its credit information system by passing a new act that provides for the establishment and operation of a credit registry.

Enforcing Contracts: Ireland made enforcing contracts easier by modifying the monetary jurisdictions of its courts.

DB2014

Labor Market Regulation: Ireland ended a 60% rebate for employers on severance payments and eliminated the requirement for third-party notification when terminating a redundant worker.

DB2013

Starting a Business: Ireland made starting a business easier by introducing a new online facility for business registration.

Registering Property: Ireland made property transfers less costly by introducing a single stamp duty rate for transfers of nonresidential property. It also extended compulsory registration to all property in Ireland.

DB2010

Registering Property: Ireland made registering property easier by reducing the maximum chargeable stamp duty for property transactions.