The Budget 2015 – an accountant runs through the key points

The Quest for Change

With the Budget of 2015 having been delivered, Tracey Glacken, of Glacken Accountants and a Sage Business Expert, discusses the announcements and how they affect businesses in Ireland. The Budget 2015, as delivered by Ministers Noonan and Howlin, signalled the end of austerity and the start of a positive approach towards the future. Changes to […]

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Sage Ireland advises businesses on last minute preparation for e-Day

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16th September 2014: Sage Ireland has today published five short tips for businesses in order to prepare for e-Day which is this Friday, September 19th. From this date, government, its departments and agencies will no longer issue cheques to or accept cheques from businesses. “From a business perspective this will impact on payments to government […]

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SEPA is here – 6 things you should know as a business

Simon Bell

August 1st 2014 marked the passing of the final (and extended) deadline for the implementation of SEPA across the Eurozone countries. Despite some challenges with regards to adoption rates, leading to the extension of the compliance deadline from February 1st 2014 to various dates up to August 1st 2014 across different Eurozone jurisdictions, it should […]

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Sage and the Heartbleed vulnerability

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This week a security vulnerability termed ‘Heartbleed’ that exists in a piece of open source software called OpenSSL was identified. OpenSSL is one of the most popular tools used to secure some of the internet’s traffic. It’s an encryption technology designed to protect sensitive data on the internet like user names and passwords, and is […]

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Simon Bell, Commercial Manager, Sage Ireland, comments on 31st March SEPA extension date confirmed today by IPSO

IXBRL and Accountants

“Following the recent announcement from the European Commission proposing a six-month grace period for SEPA implementation (from 1st February until 1st August), it was yet to be determined how this proposal would be implemented at a national level. The Irish Payment Services Organisation (IPSO) has today confirmed that the grace period will last two months […]

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