Quick Quotes: Ireland seriously considering Games Tax Relief

Wednesday, 8 June 2011 22:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Irish Culture minister, Jimmy Deenihan, speaking in the Irish Parliament, described the games industry as ‘‘an enormous global industry with great potential and benefit for job creation’’. Therefore, Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, stated: “The Irish Government could be the next in a growing list of Governments around the world supporting the video games industry through a tax relief. This news should encourage the UK Coalition Government to review the case for a tax break for the UK games industry. The video game development sector provides high skilled employment in a high technology, export oriented industry. TIGA will continue to advance the case for a tax break for games production to ensure that the UK remains a leading player in video game development.”

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