News for: Performance Management

Dr Ann Torres on Pandemic Retail Trends

Whitaker Institute member Dr Ann Torres, of the Performance Management cluster, spoke to RTÉ News and RTÉ Radio 1’s This Week (@0:00:42) about the biggest retail trends to emerge as a result of Covid-19.  

Recent Online Panel Event for PhD Students

The Whitaker Institute held an online panel event about the PhD Viva on 23rd September 2020.  Targeted at students in the final 12 months of their PhD, the event was fully subscribed, with 60 students registering to attend.   As the event was online, attendees joined in from around the world, including PhD students currently located… | Read on »

Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System

Fiscal equalisation is a key element of a country’s intergovernmental fiscal arrangements where functions and funding are decentralised to subnational government. Equalisation transfers are used to reduce horizontal fiscal imbalances between local authorities, so that fiscal equity can be achieved whereby citizens are not disadvantaged in their access to public services by their place or… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – Local property tax: a guide to the A to Z of LPT

Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece breaks down the meanings behind the terms and acronyms around the local property tax. Local property tax: a guide to the A to Z of LPT LPT, ARV, LAF, VSL SVT, WTF? Analysis: just… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – What’s next for commercial rates?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article argues the current pandemic provides the new government an opportunity to rethink commercial rates. What’s next for commercial rates? Many businesses in towns like Sligo who’ve been badly hit by the pandemic and lockdown… | Read on »

NUI Galway Student Tax Clinic

If you are an NUIG student, are/have been an employee/PAYE worker this year or any of the previous 4 years and are unsure about whether your tax affairs are in order please consider making an appointment. You may be due a refund or need to have your tax credits put in order! The goal of… | Read on »

Dr Gerard Turley – Time to rethink commercial rates

Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new piece which argues the need to rethink commercial rates amid the ongoing pandemic. Time to rethink commercial rates Commercial rates are a vital source of income for local authorities to fund local public services. With many businesses temporarily closed or… | Read on »