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Welcome to Desmond Gibbons Accountants

We welcome new business and enjoy helping business to establish themselves and help them through the start up process from concept to a working business. Why not let us help you.

We are a firm of Certified Public Accountants based in Skibbereen.. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over 30 years serving our clients not only here in West Cork but in many other parts of Ireland. We appreciate loyalty and have many clients who have been with us since we first opened our doors. We have a loyal and dedicated staff who have worked with us over many years and bring together a combined experience that we share with our clients. We provide a broad range of services including, audit and accountancy, taxation both personal and corporate, company secretarial, consultancy and business planning as well as a dedicated bookkeeping and payroll service.

Our Services

We provide a broad range of services including, audit and accountancy, taxation both personal and corporate, company secretarial, consultancy and business planning as well as a dedicated bookkeeping and payroll service.

Audit & Accountancy

We provide a full audit and accountancy service. An audit is a statutory requirement and requires that we follow a strict set of rules and regulations. 


We provide a full range of bookkeeping services to both small and medium sized businesses and companies. 

Business start ups

Setting up a new business can be a very challenging and exciting time but it should never be entered into without proper planning and preparation.

Company Secretarial

We provide a complete company secretarial service to our client companies to ensure that they meet their obligations under the companies acts 1963 to 2012 including the of filing of annual returns and accounts to the companies office.

Consultancy & Business Planning

We provide our clients with a complete consultancy service from regular management accounts, tax planning, business reviews and forward planning.


Mediation is a flexible, non-binding dispute resolution process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) assists two or more disputants to reach a voluntary, negotiated settlement of their differences.

Audit and Assurance

We are registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland to carry out Audits of Companies. Some Companies may be able to avail of Audit Exemption, and if so we can complete the necessary documentation.


Our firm provides a comprehensive taxation service to our clients both corporate and personal. We ensure that our clients meet their compliance deadlines and help them to avail of tax planning opportunities.

Wealth Managment & Retirement Planning

It is quite true that “money makes money” and once the hard work of initially generating a profit has been done, many clients seek our opinion on how and where they can invest their profits. 

Meet The Team

Our team have been with the firm for many years and have a wide range of experience in auditing, accounting, accounts preparation and taxation for both personal and corporate clients.

They build up a strong working relationship with their clients and their business and bring many years of combined experience to bear for the benefit of our clients.


Gerard Desmond

FCPA Certified Mediator(MII) Managing Partner
Gerard is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants In Ireland and Certified Mediator and member Of the Mediators Institute of Ireland. Gerard has over 30 years of experience in practice and has an extensive knowledge of Audit, Accountancy, Taxation and in all aspects of business development. Gerard together with his staff provide a professional, confidential and personal service.


Mark O’Sullivan

Audit & Taxation Team

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Grocery inflation slows again to reach 2.5%

25th June 2024

New figures from Kantar show that grocery inflation stood at 2.5% in the 12 weeks to June 9 – the lowest level of grocery inflation since March 2022 and down from 2.6% in May. Kantar said the slowing inflation rate offers shoppers something of a lifeline in terms of lower prices, but consumers remain on […]

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HSA carried out 10,000 workplace inspections last year

25th June 2024

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