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R&D Grants & Tax Credits

Our thanks to all member companies who responded to our recent survey on R&D Grants and Tax Credits.  The purpose of the survey was to

  • Understand the level of take-up of R&D grant schemes and factors influencing companies participating in them, and to
  • Understand the percentage of members availing of Tax Credits and the reason(s) for participating or not

We achieved a 53% response rate which was very positive and ensures that our report is representative of our members perspectives.…

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Denis Hayes, new Managing Director

Denis Hayes, new Managing Director

We are very pleased to announce that Denis Hayes assumed the role of Managing Director of the IRDG on 1st December last.

With the IRDG since July 2011, Denis has over 30 years experience in the fields of research, development and innovation.  During this time he has worked for leading brand companies and been involved in a variety of new market activity, product launches and product renovation.  He has played a leading role in innovations associated with brands such …

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Budget 2012 – positive R&D tax credit changes

Budget 2012 – positive R&D tax credit changes

The Minister for Finance has announced this week some very positive changes to the R&D Tax Credit scheme. These will benefit both SME’s and larger companies.

The influence of IRDG is clear to be seen in today’s announcement as the suggestions were largely contained in submissions made by IRDG during 2012 and were discussed at a recent meeting with Revenue. IRDG will continue to engage with Revenue between now and the Finance Bill and thereafter to ensure the detail associated …

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Dr. Dick Kavanagh Retires

On 30th November last Dr. Dick Kavanagh retired from the IRDG.  Dick was a founding member and held the position of Managing Director since it’s inception in 1992.

Over the years Dick has developed the IRDG to be the key association for R&D performing companies across the country.   He has been a champion of change for member companies, and was particularly instrumental in lobbying for the improvement of R&D Grant schemes and the introduction of R&D Tax Credits in Ireland.…

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