On 30 October 2014, Ursula Tipp appeared as a panellist on “Tonight with Vincent Brown”. Other panel members included Arthur Beesley, Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy and Tobias Thieler of UCD. The discussion concerned the controversial establishment of Irish Water and the issue of the implementation of Water Charges. Ursula provided an insight into the comparison of the administration of Water Charges throughout Europe.
On 14 October 2014, Budget 2015 was introduced by the Government. The existing rate of corporation tax was preserved at 12.5% on trading income; therefore Ireland remains an attractive location for global foreign direct investment.
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On 7 October 2014, Ursula Tipp attended the inaugural meeting of the Irish-Austrian Business Forum. The Forum in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin was opened by the President of Austria, Dr Heinz Fischer, and the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan. The Irish Austrian Business Forum was hosted by Advantage Austria, the Austrian state body with responsibility for trade promotion and for attracting foreign direct investment to Austria. Purpose of the Forum was to highlight business opportunities in both countries.
On 1 October 2014, Ursula Tipp appeared as a guest speaker on the People’s Debate with Vincent Brown. The discussion focused on Budget 2015, with participant speakers debating the various potential courses of action available to the Government; such as lowering the top rate of income tax, or increasing the entry level threshold for the top rate of income tax.