University of Limerick’s Dr Stephen Kinsella keynote speaker at Shannon Chamber’s Budget 2017 Briefing


The new government’s first budget, due for publication next Tuesday, 11 October 2016, is eagerly anticipated. With uncertainty over the impact of Brexit, it is unclear which taxpayers, if any, will benefit from the Budget provisions. The Apple verdict will increase the focus on any FDI-related measures, with keen interest too in expected measures concerning the taxation of property-related debt, in particular where held within Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs).

Grant Thornton, in conjunction with Shannon Chamber, will host its annual post-Budget briefing on Wednesday, 12 October. Key presenters at this briefing will include Grant Thornton’s newly appointed tax director, Billy McMahon, who will assess the effects the budget will have on business, while guest speaker Dr Stephen Kinsella, senior lecturer in Economics at the University of Limerick, will present an overview of the impact on the wider economy.

The briefing, which is free of charge to members and non-members, will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick, commencing with registration and breakfast from 7.45am.

Advance booking is essential and can be made online at:


Dr. Stephen Kinsella

Dr. Kinsella is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Limerick. He is a consultant to the Bank of England, Acting Chair of the Higher Education Authority, and a research fellow at UCD’s Geary Institute. Stephen is a weekly columnist for the Sunday Business Post and, in addition to 4 books, about 30 journal articles and winning around 2 million euros in research funding, he has also written policy pieces for publications like the Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs, and VoxEU.

Billy McMahon

Billy is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with over 18 years’ experience as a tax practitioner, both in Ireland and internationally. He has advised a wide range of clients, including individuals, major Irish companies and multinational groups. Billy also brings business reorganisation and significant Foreign Direct Investment experience to the firm.

Billy Mc Mahon pictured with Damian Gleeson, Partner in Charge, Grant Thornton, Limerick.

Billy McMahon and Damien Gleeson , Grant Thornton, Limerick. Photograph by Eamon Ward
Billy McMahon and Damien Gleeson , Grant Thornton, Limerick. Photograph by Eamon Ward