On 9 November 2014 Ursula Tipp appeared as a guest on Marian Finucane’s radio show. Ursula, and fellow guests, TD Regina Doherty, Brendan Ogle of UNITE, Donal Donovan (former IMF), Barry Kenny (Iarnród Éireann), discussed topical issues including tax implications created by the recent Budget and the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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.
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Ursula Tipp discussed with the panel the speeches given by world leaders on the anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. The other members of the panel were John Bruton (former Irish Taoiseach), Robert Ballagh (Artist), Donal Buckley (Retired Captain, Irish Defence Forces) and Brian Hanley (Historian).
On 27th July 2014 Ursula Tipp and the other guests; Colm O’Gorman (Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland), Yanky Fachler (Corporate Trainer & Historian), Col. Colm Doyle (Retired Irish Army Colonel) and Deirdre De Burca (Director of Advocacy for Children, World Visions, Brussels) discussed the issues of the week and various other newspaper articles.
Michael O’Connor and Ursula Tipp of Tipp McKnight Solicitors are ranked among the top lawyers by the Global and European Editions of Chambers & Partners 2014, along with the firm Tipp McKnight itself.
Michael O’Connor is recognised on Chambers & Partners 2014 as a ‘Senior Statesman’ among Irish tax lawyers and ranks with the top tax lawyers in the country in Band 2 of the discipline. Chambers & Partners 2014 describes him as having an “amazing reputation, particularly for stamp duty. He is active on tax committees and is exceptionally well regarded by sources.”
Ursula Tipp is ranked as one of the four top German Tax experts based abroad in the Global edition and also ranks in Band 3 of Irish tax experts, where she is described as “highly regarded for her expertise in German tax law” and “is currently the Vice-President of the German – Irish Lawyers and Business Association.”
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On 16 June 2014, on the TV show “Tonight with Ivan Yates”, Ursula and other guests discussed Ireland’s tax system.
Ursula pointed out the dangers which corporation tax increases pose to Ireland’s status as an investment location and to domestic employment, citing an OECD study which showed that for every 1% increase in the corporation tax rate, a corresponding 3.7% reduction is triggered in foreign direct investment.