The firm was founded in 1997 by Joe McAvoy and the late Professor John Ward. McAvoy & Associates soon developed a reputation for high quality tax advice. This reputation was enhanced when Dara Burke joined the firm and helped set up the highly accomplished tax consulting group that she leads today. The group has led the field in Ireland in terms of academic research and for many years authored the most authoritative commentary on income tax in Ireland, “McAvoy & Associates: Irish Income Tax”.
In recent times Stephanie Kirby has become a senior member of our tax consulting group. Stephanie combines a first-class academic technique with a practical approach across all areas of the tax code.
Over the years, we have enhanced our specialised service offerings to clients to include both business advisory and general accounting services. Shane Carroll leads our business advisory department and brings extensive experience to a variety of business advisory and corporate finance transactions.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
“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”.
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.”