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#Department of Finance

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances
# Budget Day
# Budget Day

Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances

Oct 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,797 Views 3 Comments

How has Covid hit the State coffers so far?

# department-of-finance - Thursday 3 September, 2020

No increase in income tax planned, says finance minister
# Pandemeconomics
# Pandemeconomics

No increase in income tax planned, says finance minister

Sep 3rd 2020, 9:58 PM 25,728 Views 42 Comments

Paschal Donohoe was speaking about what the upcoming Budget might look like.

# department-of-finance - Friday 31 July, 2020

Government u-turns on exclusion of proprietary directors from wage subsidy scheme
# Finance
# Finance

Government u-turns on exclusion of proprietary directors from wage subsidy scheme

Jul 31st 2020, 7:02 PM 34,376 Views 23 Comments

The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme initially excluded people who were proprietary directors of a company.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 23 July, 2020

What's in it for me? — Everything you need to know about the government's July stimulus package
# July Stimulus
# July Stimulus

What's in it for me? — Everything you need to know about the government's July stimulus package

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:05 PM 59,151 Views 37 Comments

There were few surprises in today’s announcement.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show

May 21st 2020, 4:49 PM 9,531 Views 5 Comments

Employment levels were down to 1.75 million people by the end of April.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans
# Mortgage Payments
# Mortgage Payments

Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans

Mar 18th 2020, 8:39 AM 20,095 Views 61 Comments

AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank will meet Department of Finance officials at 4pm.

# department-of-finance - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Economic disaster, diaries and hand-dryers: Inside the most powerful government department
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Economic disaster, diaries and hand-dryers: Inside the most powerful government department

Jan 5th 2020, 10:00 PM 19,101 Views 12 Comments

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to Roger Casement statues, the Department of Finance is involved in nearly every government decision.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 10 October, 2019

A massive shock to corporation tax could cost Ireland as much as €6bn a year
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

A massive shock to corporation tax could cost Ireland as much as €6bn a year

Oct 10th 2019, 10:07 AM 476 Views 0 Comments

That’s according to a Department of Finance paper exploring ‘extreme’ but plausible scenarios.

# department-of-finance - Monday 22 July, 2019

Government admits its hands are tied even as leisure sector warns of insurance 'crisis'
# Leisure Insurance
# Leisure Insurance

Government admits its hands are tied even as leisure sector warns of insurance 'crisis'

Jul 22nd 2019, 3:46 PM 31,958 Views 82 Comments

The leisure and tourism sectors have expressed serious concerns over the withdrawal of a major insurance provider from the market.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow?
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow?

Jun 19th 2019, 1:53 PM 11,722 Views 7 Comments

And what impact will it have?

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Here's how various post-Brexit scenarios could impact the Irish economy
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Here's how various post-Brexit scenarios could impact the Irish economy

Mar 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,631 Views 32 Comments

A new ESRI and Department of Finance report has examined what could happen in various scenarios.

# department-of-finance - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Loan scheme for first-time buyers needs another €600m - but government yet to decide on stumping up cash
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

Loan scheme for first-time buyers needs another €600m - but government yet to decide on stumping up cash

Updated Mar 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,100 Views 26 Comments

The uncertainty over the future of the scheme means prospective buyers face an “anxious wait”, according to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath.

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households
# Department Of Finance
# Department Of Finance

Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households

Mar 12th 2019, 6:20 AM 43,448 Views 54 Comments

Irish households are in a better position to withstand “adverse shocks” than it was in 2014.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Government 'repeating past mistakes' and leaving Irish finances exposed, budget watchdog warns
# Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
# Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Government 'repeating past mistakes' and leaving Irish finances exposed, budget watchdog warns

Nov 28th 2018, 9:03 AM 11,119 Views 43 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned that an economic slowdown is inevitable in coming years.

# department-of-finance - Monday 5 November, 2018

Report on increasing bankers' pay due by end of year after government enlists €140k external consultants
# Korn Ferry
# Korn Ferry

Report on increasing bankers' pay due by end of year after government enlists €140k external consultants

Nov 5th 2018, 6:05 AM 12,311 Views 58 Comments

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said that State-owned banks are at risk of losing key figures.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 29 September, 2018

New Department of Health headquarters were empty for over a year - costing almost €16m
# Miesian Plaza
# Miesian Plaza

New Department of Health headquarters were empty for over a year - costing almost €16m

Sep 29th 2018, 7:33 PM 25,562 Views 61 Comments

The OPW entered into a lease to accommodate the HQs of the Departments of Children & Youth Affairs and Health, in addition to parts of the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Poll: Does the €500,000 salary cap for bankers at State-owned institutions need to be reviewed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the €500,000 salary cap for bankers at State-owned institutions need to be reviewed?

Sep 27th 2018, 9:53 AM 29,068 Views 84 Comments

It’s worried that staff at Irish banks could be attracted by more lucrative job offers.

Donohoe says bankers' pay cap of €500k is 'worth reviewing' as State-owned banks can't keep staff
# Wage Cap
# Wage Cap

Donohoe says bankers' pay cap of €500k is 'worth reviewing' as State-owned banks can't keep staff

Sep 27th 2018, 6:20 AM 25,789 Views 36 Comments

The finance minister said State-owned banks are finding it difficult to retain staff due to wage competition.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Bank of Ireland reverses decision to stop all-day cash services in over 100 branches
# Cash Is King
# Cash Is King

Bank of Ireland reverses decision to stop all-day cash services in over 100 branches

Sep 1st 2018, 9:45 AM 44,910 Views 50 Comments

Earlier this year, the bank announced that around 100 branches across the country would have cash services for half days only.

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week
# Tax
# Tax

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week

Apr 24th 2018, 5:53 PM 20,754 Views 78 Comments

The tax on sugar-sweetened drinks was first announced as part of Budget 2017.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

We now know who'll be holding onto the Apple billions that are destined for Ireland
# Resting In My Account
# Resting In My Account

We now know who'll be holding onto the Apple billions that are destined for Ireland

Mar 7th 2018, 10:24 AM 69,531 Views 141 Comments

The money will be held in an escrow account subject to an appeal by Ireland.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 25 January, 2018

There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims
# Report
# Report

There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims

Jan 25th 2018, 1:18 PM 11,426 Views 32 Comments

A report said that one of the main problems with fraudulent injury claims is that it can be viewed as a “victimless crime”.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance
# One Year On
# One Year On

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance

Jan 20th 2018, 4:00 PM 43,692 Views 57 Comments

While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 4 January, 2018

State takes in nearly €51 billion in record year for tax collection
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

State takes in nearly €51 billion in record year for tax collection

Jan 4th 2018, 11:39 AM 19,112 Views 112 Comments

Including the sale of 29% of its AIB shares the government collected over €58 billion last year.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'Workers are being told "bugger off, you're 65 now". It's not fair'
# Retirement Age
# Retirement Age

'Workers are being told "bugger off, you're 65 now". It's not fair'

Oct 19th 2017, 7:50 PM 20,139 Views 26 Comments

The Independent Alliance want Paschal Donohoe to give workers the option to work until the age of 66 if they choose.

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Dept of Finance shuts down Trump's claims that Ireland is dropping its corporation tax rate
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Dept of Finance shuts down Trump's claims that Ireland is dropping its corporation tax rate

Oct 17th 2017, 2:04 PM 21,797 Views 64 Comments

“There are no proposals to change the corporation tax rate.”

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Ireland is looking for someone to hold onto the €15 billion from Apple's tax bill
# Hold Me Tender
# Hold Me Tender

Ireland is looking for someone to hold onto the €15 billion from Apple's tax bill

Jul 25th 2017, 6:01 AM 37,350 Views 48 Comments

The State is appealing the bill but will still need to collect the money first.

# department-of-finance - Friday 26 May, 2017

Setanta Insurance customers waiting on claim payouts will have to wait some more
# Not Over Yet
# Not Over Yet

Setanta Insurance customers waiting on claim payouts will have to wait some more

May 26th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,685 Views 5 Comments

The Supreme Court yesterday made a significant court ruling about the wound up insurer.

# department-of-finance - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?

Sep 11th 2016, 9:59 AM 28,328 Views 88 Comments

The Department of Finance thinks it’s a good idea.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 11 August, 2016

The world's biggest meat company is coming to Ireland but it's a 'total joke'
# Money Move
# Money Move

The world's biggest meat company is coming to Ireland but it's a 'total joke'

Aug 11th 2016, 10:36 AM 43,110 Views 121 Comments

The move of the Brazilian multinational’s parent company has been criticised as a “brass-plate operation”.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 21 July, 2016

This is how the government could get rid of USC over the next four years
# Nice One
# Nice One

This is how the government could get rid of USC over the next four years

Jul 21st 2016, 10:09 PM 27,439 Views 73 Comments

The proposed measure has been outlined in the Income Tax Reform Plan released by the Department of Finance today.

# department-of-finance - Monday 8 February, 2016

Another hole has been poked in Fine Gael's numbers
# Fiscally Speaking
# Fiscally Speaking

Another hole has been poked in Fine Gael's numbers

Feb 8th 2016, 7:05 PM 30,583 Views 176 Comments

We’re heading back into the fiscal space…

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Two government departments are getting a €4 million facelift
# Fancy
# Fancy

Two government departments are getting a €4 million facelift

Jan 27th 2016, 6:01 AM 16,559 Views 49 Comments

The project has now started and will continue until Autumn of this year.

# department-of-finance - Monday 14 December, 2015

Woman (57) who made nuisance phone calls to Finance Dept to be sentenced next month
# Court
# Court

Woman (57) who made nuisance phone calls to Finance Dept to be sentenced next month

Dec 14th 2015, 3:37 PM 17,797 Views 0 Comments

The sentencing was adjourned to allow for a psychological report.

# department-of-finance - Friday 16 October, 2015

Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout
# Advance Warning
# Advance Warning

Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout

Oct 16th 2015, 11:28 AM 14,895 Views 68 Comments

The RTÉ presenter has moved to clarify matters this morning.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 15 October, 2015

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in
# Advance Warning
# Advance Warning

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in

Oct 15th 2015, 5:39 PM 19,485 Views 107 Comments

A story in The Times reports on the advance warning given to Ministers Noonan and Howlin yesterday morning.

# department-of-finance - Friday 18 September, 2015

Michael Noonan never wants to stop being Minister for Finance
# Forever And Ever
# Forever And Ever

Michael Noonan never wants to stop being Minister for Finance

Sep 18th 2015, 10:55 AM 9,251 Views 105 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says he’d like to continue in his current post if the government is re-elected

# department-of-finance - Thursday 18 June, 2015

WATCH: There was a brief moment of hilarity at the banking inquiry earlier
# Inquir-lol-y
# Inquir-lol-y

WATCH: There was a brief moment of hilarity at the banking inquiry earlier

Jun 18th 2015, 6:00 PM 21,595 Views 22 Comments

It got fierce exciting for a minute there.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Cowen nodded to Lenihan and said 'Come on, let's have a chat'

Jun 17th 2015, 6:58 PM 19,662 Views 20 Comments

The former secretary general at the Department of Finance has been giving evidence at the banking inquiry.

# department-of-finance - Monday 15 June, 2015

'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?

Jun 15th 2015, 3:54 PM 12,163 Views 20 Comments

Details of Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the banking inquiry have been reported in the media.

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