Welcome to Horgan Barrett & Co.

Horgan Barrett & Co. Accountancy is a long established Accountancy Practice originally founded by accountant Roger Barrett and William J. Horgan in 1977. Over the years, the firm has steadily grown to become a medium sized firm of accountants and auditors in Cork and the surrounding areas. Today we have two partners and approximately 14 staff.

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Oil prices rise 1% and remain on course for weekly gain

Oil prices rose today and were on track for their first weekly gain since early January as investors bet the economic impact of the coronavirus would be short-lived and hoped for further Chinese central bank stimulus to tackle any slowdown.  Brent crude was up 57 cents or 1% at $56.91 a barrel this morning It […]
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Exports reached record levels of €152 billion last year – CSO

The country’s export levels reached record levels last year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.  More than €152.5 billion worth of goods were exported last year, an increase of 8.5% on 2018 and the highest total on record.  The CSO noted that the largest category of exports was medical and pharmaceutical […]
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Euro zone GDP slows as expected in fourth quarter

Euro zone economic growth slowed as expected in the last three months of 2019 as gross domestic product shrank in France and Italy compared to the previous quarter. But employment growth picked up more than expected, official estimates showed today.  The European Union’s statistics office Eurostat said GDP in the euro zone expanded 0.1% quarter-on-quarter […]
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