Diary of IDA’s new boss: tax experts and Tipp-Ex

Shanahan met lobbyists and rubbed shoulders with many of the country’s business elite

14th January, 2015
Martin Shanahan, IDA

Meetings with tax experts and lobbyists who had strong connections to multinationals such as Google and Facebook were among the first priorities of new IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan when he started in his role, his diaries reveal.

Two days after starting, Shanahan met with KPMG tax expert Shaun Murphy on September 3.

Murphy is managing partner of the big-four firm. Before that, he was its head of tax and provides tax advice to multinational giants...

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