Publican tops Irish taxman’s name and shame list

Irish pub landlord Seamus Delaney is facing a whopping bill for failing to
pay the taxman.

Seamus Delaney, a Kilkenny businessman who owns Jas Delaney’s in the city,

topped the name and shame list released

Nearly €1m (£790,000) of his bill is made up of interest charges and penalty
fines for failing to declare income tax and VAT.

He was followed by retired fisherman, Dempsey Patrick who was faced with a
€269,000 (£212,000) bill for failing to declare income and capital gains tax
plus revenue from offshore assets.

A total of €147.6m (£116m) was netted from revenue audit and investigations
settled in the first quarter of 2008.

There were 111 settlements totalling €20.14m (£16m)of which 25 involved
investigation into off shore funds brining in €5.17m (£4.1m).

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