Professor Sheila Killian of UL took part in a public panel discussion moderated by Dr Brian Keegan, Director of Public Policy and Taxation at Chartered Accountants Ireland at Chartered Accountants House, Dublin, on January 31st, 2019. The panel addressed topics of tax and ethics, and Professor Killian drew on the COFFERS work on tax experts and professionals in her contribution. The audience was made up of accountants in practice and in corporate settings as well as stakeholders from education and government. The discussion explored not only the various ethical decision making thought processes involved in tax work, but also the various social, reputational and political influences which can be important factors. The objective was to encourage discussion and create awareness of the importance of an ethical mind-set in the accountancy profession in the context of an increasing consciousness of reputation and trust.