Welcome to Luke O’Malley & Co. Chartered Accountants
Luke O’Malley & Co was established in 1988 with the objective of providing auditing, accounting, tax services and financial advice to the business community.
Since then the business has grown thanks to the on-going support of our clients many of whom recommend us. We endeavour to provide a personal, professional and practical service to meet our clients’ needs. Our practice is staffed by fully qualified personnel and we pride ourselves on keeping up to date in all areas in which we give advice. We focus on providing a quality and personal service to all our clients.
Ibec expects employment growth to slow down...April 18, 2019
Ibec expects employment growth to slow down in 2019 The organisation representing employers here has warned the biggest challenge facing business is the ongoing capacity constraints in the labour market. Ibec says the shortages will cause growth in employment to slow this year as the economy approaches full employment and firms struggle to fill vacancies.Read More...
Central Bank seeks extra power to force...April 18, 2019
Central Bank seeks extra power to force banks to further increase their capital The Governor of the Central Bank has written to the Minister for Finance asking him to put in place measures that would enable the regulator to force banks to hold more capital if systemic risks increase. Philip Lane said the extra capitalRead More...
Booming economy sees incomes soar to record...April 18, 2019
Booming economy sees incomes soar to record levels Household income is at a record high and continuing to grow sharply, underpinned by jobs and investment, according to a new report. In contrast to the Celtic Tiger, when notional wealth was linked in many cases to debt-funded property assets, rising incomes are underpinned by what areRead More...
Controversial copyright reforms get backing...April 17, 2019
Controversial copyright reforms get backing of EU countries European Union countries have adopted copyright reforms championed by news publishers and the media business, but opposed by US tech giants like Google. EU countries adopted the reforms that were agreed last month by the European Parliament, they said in a statement. “The new rules ensure adequateRead More...
First Budget surplus for State since 2007 as...April 17, 2019
First Budget surplus for State since 2007 as ‘lost decade’ took toll on national purse The State eked out a Budget surplus of €50m last year, its first since 2007. The latest financial data shows rising tax revenues offset a 7.5pc surge in the wage bill of Government employees to €22.2bn, or 27pc of totalRead More...
Trade surplus drops by 12% in February...April 17, 2019
Trade surplus drops by 12% in February – CSO New preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show the volume of exports decreased by €604m, or 4%, to stand at €13.22 billion in February compared with January. The CSO also said that imports increased by €265m, or 4%, to €6.925 billion. This resulted in aRead More...
EU gets green light for US trade talksApril 16, 2019
EU gets green light for US trade talks EU countries gave initial clearance yesterday to start formal trade talks with the United States, EU sources said, in a move designed, but not guaranteed, to smooth strained relations between the world’s two largest economies. The European Commission has sought clearance for two negotiating mandates – oneRead More...
Ireland records the highest start-up figures...April 16, 2019
Ireland records the highest start-up figures in 13 years An average of 71 companies were set up every day in Ireland during the first three months of 2019. This is despite Brexit uncertainty and concerns about a slowdown in the global economy. The largest number of companies was founded in the professional services sector, accordingRead More...