Monthly Archives: March 2018

Data on number of patients who abandon their visit to emergency departments without being formally discharged

THE number of patients walking out of emergency departments without ever being formally discharged has reached record levels. More than 13,500 people simply abandoned their visit to the accident and emergency ward during January of this year and December last. It means that nearly one in sixteen patients who arrived seeking emergency medical care left… Read More »

Ministerial pre-budget submissions on generous tax incentive regimes for executives from multinational companies

THE Department of Finance rejected a proposal to double the length of time a generous tax incentive applies to executives from multinational companies. Minister Paschal Donohoe was also discouraged from allowing extension of another tax relief scheme for top executives amid fears it could create a “significant loophole”. In a budgetary submission, Minister Paschal Donohoe… Read More »