Doing Business

The following "Doing Business" series of reports have been completed by Russell Bedford International in tandem with The World Bank.  Particular thanks go to our Tax team, John Comerford and Eamonn Madden for their input and guidance in this respect.

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations.  It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and labour market regulation.  Doing Business 2017 presents the data for the labour market regulation indicators in an annex.  The report does not present rankings of economies on labour market regulation indicators or include the topic in the aggregate distance to frontier score or ranking on the ease of doing business. In a series of annual reports Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over time.  The data set covers 48 economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, 32 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 25 in East Asia and the Pacific, 25 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 20 in the Middle East and North Africa and 8 in South Asia, as well as 32 OECD high-income economies.  The indicators are used to analyse economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why.  This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Ireland.  To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator.  The data in this report are current as of June 1, 2016 (except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period January-December 2015).

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Doing Business in Ireland 2017.pdf 

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Doing Business