Update Event 2018 - Galway

On the 20th of April, we will be hosting an event in the Connacht Hotel. The topics covered will be: malware and ransomware, GDPR – a brief reminder, PAYE modernisation and 2007 to 2018 – what has changed economically?


Malware and Ransomware 

Alex Burnham will discuss what the bad guys are doing and how you can protect yourself. On a daily basis organisations of all sizes across Ireland are becoming victims of cyber security attack. New variants of Malware and Ransomware are being produced and distributed on a large scale on a continuous basis. Anti-malware/virus software may not be adequate to protect your organisation. As a result, a more holistic approach to Cyber-Security is required. During this event, Alex will provide an overview of the current threat to organisations of all sizes and provide advice on practical methods to reduce the risk of your organisation being exploited.

GDPR – A Brief Reminder

As you may be aware the EU are bringing into force a new regulation on data protection called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), which is coming into effect on the 25th May 2018. The GDPR strengthens individual’s rights with respect to their personal data that any organisation may hold on them. The regulation will be enforced from May 2018 and the transition period is now. Ciara Manley will discuss simple steps you can take to get started on the path to being GDPR compliant.

PAYE Modernisation

Emma Collins will discuss what you need to do to prepare for PAYE Modernisation. Following the initial announcement in October 2016 of the government’s intention to introduce Revenue’s PAYE Modernisation project, the effective date for the introduction of PAYE Modernisation is 1 January 2019.This event will cover the objective of the project, the progress made so far and the implications for employers and employers over the coming months in preparation for its full introduction.  

2007 to 2018 – What Has Changed Economically?

Paul Mee will compare 2007 versus 2018 to analyse Government debt, income and expenditure in the last year of the property bubble to where it is now. 

About the Speakers: 

Alex Burnham is Director of IT Audit and Security within the  Governance, Risk, Internal Controls team. Alex specialises in the delivery of technical IT Security reviews and audits. Prior to joining Mazars Alex has in excess of 15 years experience managing and delivering high-security network environments for both the British and Irish Government as well as the British Military
Ciara Manley is an Assistant Manager within the Consulting team and specialises in the delivery of IT and GDPR advisory services to a range of clients. Prior to joining Mazars, Ciara worked for 4 years providing Project Management, IT Strategy, and Business Analysis services to public and private sector clients
Emma Collins is a Tax Manager in Mazars. She is an Associate of the Irish Tax Institute (CTA) and has over 10 years’ experience in the provision of tax advice to both corporate and personal clients in a wide variety of sectors. Emma also manages a large portfolio of SME clients and High Net Worth individuals and deals with the wide and varied queries that such a portfolio generates. 
Paul Mee is a Partner in Mazars. A chartered accountant with more than 20 years' taxation experience, Paul joined Mazars in 2007. Paul leads Mazars Galway team of tax professionals in providing advice on property development and investment, development and agricultural land sales, tax planning for owner-managed businesses including succession planning, and general tax planning services.

Venue & Time:

The Galvia Suite, The Connacht Hotel, 

Old Dublin Rd, Galway.

7:45am - 9.15am.

A light breakfast will be served at 7.45am. Presentations will commence at 8 am. 


RSVP before the 17th of April to Corinne Dainty at CDainty@mazars.ie