Briefing asks what implications Budget 2014 has for ICT and innovation sectors (videos)

16 Oct 2013

Michael McGivern, tax partner at RSM Farrell Grant Sparks; John O'Sullivan, general partner at ACT Venture Capital; Ann O'Dea, CEO and editor-at-large, Silicon Republic; and Sean Blanchfield, technology founder and investor

The morning after Ireland’s Budget announcement, the Irish Internet Association hosted a post-Budget briefing at the Digital Hub to review the Budget specifically in the context of the ICT and innovation sectors in Ireland.

Michael McGivern, tax partner at RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, started off proceedings with a very comprehensive review of the implications of the Budget, particularly as they relate to areas of technology, investment and entrepreneurship.

This was followed up by a panel discussion, chaired by yours truly (Silicon Republic CEO and editor-at-large Ann O’Dea) with practitioners from the industry: investor and tech founder Sean Blanchfield and John O’Sullivan of ACT Venture Capital, to analyse the Budget through the eyes of the start-up and tech community.

Below you can watch some of the top line points made by the panelists, reacting to Budget 2014:

Part 1 – Panel discussion: the capital gains tax (CGT) relief incentive, and absence of move on employee share option schemes:

Part 2 – Panel discussion: positive developments in Budget 2014 for tech investors and entrepreneurs?:

Ann O’Dea is the CEO and co-founder of Silicon Republic and the founder of Future Human