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Dara Burke - Business Advisor Cork

Dara Burke

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Dara decided to specialise in tax. She joined McAvoy and trained as a tax consultant.  In her final Institute of Taxation exams Dara achieved overall first place as well as achieving first place in the Capital Acquisitions Tax exam.  Following her training she remained with the firm, first becoming a tax director before taking charge of the firm’s tax practice.  

Dara has contributed articles to Ireland’s leading professional journals on a range of taxation topics. She has spoken at a variety of taxation and seminars and for several years was a co-author of “Irish Income Tax”, the leading authority on Irish income tax.

Areas of expertise

  • VAT on Property Transactions
  • Advising on employee termination and pension issues
  • Advising on land transactions, whether dealing or investing in land.
  • Tax Disputes with Revenue


Client work includes

Dara advises businesses and private clients on all areas of Irish tax law. The work that she has done includes advising on:

  • Tax efficient structures for clients who deal in land,
  • Appropriate structures for clients that hold land as an investment asset.
  • Tax efficient termination packages
  • Minimising the tax liability on pension drawdowns in particular where the value of the pension exceeds the Standard Fund Threshold.
  • VAT issues in relation to the acquisition and disposal of real property. 
  • The resolution of disputes with Revenue 

Our Directors

Stephanie Kirby, tax director
Business Advisory

“I’ve relied on Joe McAvoy and his team at McAvoy & Associates for corporate tax advice for over 20 years and throughout that time they have provided me with excellent and timely advice on matters as diverse as corporate reorganisations, business hive-downs and share sales. I can’t recommend them more highly”.

Pat Kerr

Finance Direcor Of Anecto

“From the moment we engaged with McAvoy & Associates, over fifteen years ago, we have had the peace of mind that all is in order. Their efficiency, sound advice, experience and forward-thinking has been invaluable to our business and always so accessible to us. Joe, Shane and all the team certainly go above and beyond their remit and definitely get our seal of approval.”

John & Deirdre Murphy

Murphy's Pharmacy, Midleton

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to express my appreciation of McAvoy’s. First, for personal tax advice, I felt Joe McAvoy took a really genuine interest in understanding me as a client, my character and lifestyle. I trusted his grounded wisdom, and thus his expertise.

Shane Caroll then helped us to sell the family business. He was exemplary. His positive and non-combative approach proved to be an understated yet highly effective negotiating tool and he accomplished the sale with good humour on all sides: a win-win situation.

This was particularly important because at this precise time my husband was in hospital with heart surgey. McAvoys, through Shane, gave us a level of moral support which went far beyond the call of duty. We will always appreciate their genuine service to their clients.”

Sue McWilliam

Previous Owner Of McWilliam Sailmaker