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Tax Conference 2016


Audrey Crean trained in Niall Byrne & Co Accountant, Dublin where she completed her ACCA qualification. After completing her accounting qualification Audrey moved into tax compliance and started the Institute of Taxation exams. In March 2004 she moved from there to Cogent Taxation Group in Cork where she became a specialist in tax planning for both individual and corporate entities. In July 2007 Audrey went to O’Gorman, Brannigan, Purtill & Co where she set up the tax department and is now the Tax partner, they deal with all taxation issues, tax planning to all clients, solicitors, other accountants and professions. Audrey is also currently lecturing on the CPA Certified Tax Adviser Programme.


Paul Dillon is a Tax Partner with Duignan Carthy O’Neill in Dublin. He advises clients on all aspects of taxation across all taxes both in terms of compliance and on specific consulting assignments. He is currently a representative on TALC, more recently chairing the TALC audit subcommittee.



Paul Gosal, Buckley Kiely is an AITI-Chartered Tax Advisor and Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ experience as a tax practitioner. Paul provides personal, corporate and capital tax consultancy advisory to a broad range of individual and corporate clients specialising in Family Business/Corporate restructurings (including succession aspects); Personal Tax and Estate Planning for individuals; Personal Tax planning for internationally mobile directors/employees; Revenue Audits & Investigations and Tax aspects of Debt Resolutions and Restructurings.

Brendan Brady is a member of CPA Ireland, is a fully qualified Chartered Tax Adviser, Accountant and Registered Auditor with years of experience in client-facing finance roles.
Brendan gained his expertise in companies ranging from Big Four consultancy firms to smaller accounting practices, and now leads his own Dublin-based practice, Brady & Associates.

At Ernst & Young, Brendan worked on some of the company’s most valuable international and domestic accounts, including many household names, providing them with high-level and professional client services.
He has extensive experience in Ireland’s largest business sectors, including a role serving property developers McNamara’s, identifying and managing tax strategies in conjunction with third-party tax consultants

Declan McEvoy is an A.I.T.F. chartered tax adviser, a registered trust & estate practitioner and is IFAC Accountants’ Head of tax.  He is a leading authority on farm taxation and estate planning,  has lectured extensively on tax topics throughout Ireland, is a regular contributor to farming publication and recently was co-author of ‘Farming in a Limited Company – is it right for you?’


Mark Barrett has worked in tax for over 20 years in both industry and practice and has advised Irish and international clients on a broad range of tax matters. He has extensive experience in advising international companies establishing in Ireland and Irish companies setting up operations overseas, and has a developed a wide professional network with tax advisers internationally. 

Mark is Vice President of the Irish Tax Institute and is a current member and past chairman of Main TALC, the national liaison body between tax practitioners and Revenue in Ireland.