BORD GÁIS ENERGY

BORD GÁIS ENERGY

Bord Gáis Energy is a dual-fuel, all-island business that serves nearly one million gas and electricity customers.  The company procures energy efficiently on wholesale markets and invests in energy assets to support its growth objectives in Ireland.

Bord Gáis Energy successfully entered the residential electricity market in early 2009. Since then it has grown its electricity customer base to nearly 460,000, in addition to the 540,000 gas customers it also serves. Its retail activities are backed by a dedicated Energy …

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SILVER PAIL

SILVER PAIL

Silver Pail (Fermoy, Co. Cork) is the largest ice-cream manufacturer in Ireland with 30 years experience in the manufacture of high quality ice-cream, frozen yogurts and frozen desserts for the retail and catering sectors.   Product lines include own brand lines for Irish & UK multiples and retailers, luxurious ice-cream cakes, scooping ice-cream and a food service range for the catering sector.

Silver Pail operates a modern facility, sourcing milk and cream from local farms, and offers a bespoke product development …

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R&D INVESTMENT – A POSITIVE DAY

Congratulations to member company Abbott on the announcement of it’s investment of €85m in Sligo, which will create 175 new jobs.  (Read about the planned Abbott investment)

…and HP and Big Fish added to the positive day with 300 R&D jobs announced between them.

All in all, a good day’s work!

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FINANCE BILL 2012 – R&D TAX CREDITS

The Finance Bill 2012 was published on 8th February last.  The Bill gives effect to and puts flesh on the bones of the provisions announced in Budget 2012.  The main points are:

·        The first €100,000 of group expenditure on R&D is excluded from the incremental basis of calculation. The tax credit will be due on such expenditure at 25% without reference to the 2003 ‘‘threshold amount’’.…

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