Budget 2015: Shoring up overseas talent

A range of new measures will help Ireland attract and retain highly skilled workers

19th October, 2014

Attracting senior talent from overseas locations into Ireland is key to driving sustainable employment growth in the Irish economy. Over the last number of years, attempts were made to attract such talent to Ireland via the Special Assignee Relief Programme (SARP).

The provisions of the relief, as introduced in 2012, were nowhere near as favourable as business would have hoped for. We only need to look to the level of uptake of the regime in...

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