The Business with Richard Curran, 30th March 2013 - Death and Taxes
Kieran Holmes is a Sligo man who has dodged death, been kidnapped and now lives surrounded by body guards - all in the name of collecting taxes. In his role as the Commissioner General of Revenue in Burundi, he has doubled the revenue intake. He's also played an integral role in turning around the tax systems of Rwanda, Yemen and many other places. He joins us from London.
Rwanda's first female pilot
Kieran Holmes tells Matthew Bannister about an international tax career that started in Kiribati and has now taken him to Burundi. We hear from Grammy award-winning Afghan American Omar Akram, about the reaction in Afghanistan to his success.
Kieran Holmes on Midweek
Kieran Holmes is an Irish tax adviser who currently heads Burundi's revenue authority - the Office Burundais des Recettes. Since his appointment in 2010 he has tackled the country's corrupt tax system and helped it move towards greater economic self-sufficiency. He has also worked in Lesotho, Yemen and Swaziland.
Taxman helps others find their financial feet
Kieran Holmes, Office Burundais des Recettes, BurundiA Sligo man has used his skills.