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#Department of Finance

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

“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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

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

We’re heading back into the fiscal space…

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

Two government departments are getting a €4 million facelift

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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?

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

# department-of-finance - Friday 5 June, 2015

I want proof, not a pat on the head and to be told: 'It's fine, go away' - Catherine Murphy

The independent TD said “serious questions” remain unanswered.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Missing files reveal Siteserv writedown was €9 million more than we previously thought

Previously undisclosed board minutes reveal new details about the Siteserv controversy.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'

“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe

A Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to be established has been defeated by the government.

# department-of-finance - Friday 24 April, 2015

Alan Dukes has A LOT to say about the 'odd ideas' at the Department of Finance

The former finance minister explained why IBRC and the department didn’t always get along.

Alan Dukes: There are people around who see conspiracy in their tea leaves

The former IBRC chairman has said he is “extremely angry” at suggestions of malpractice or criminality in the sale of Siteserv.

Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time Siterserv This post contains videos

Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time

More documents released under FOI show that Siteserv was not the only issue of contention between the department and IBRC.

Revealed: How Michael Noonan's confidence in IBRC bosses was 'wearing quite thin'

Newly-released documents show major tensions between the former Anglo Irish Bank and the Department of Finance.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Enda: The government has 'nothing to hide' about Siteserv deal

Yesterday Enda Kenny said the C&AG had the power to carry out an investigation, but it turns out he doesn’t.

More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information Following The Money This post contains videos

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The curious case of an 'obsessive' TD, the state losing millions, and a Denis O'Brien company

Catherine Murphy wants a full inquiry into deals made by IBRC.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Do Sinn Féin's numbers add up? We could soon know for sure...

The government is considering a special Oireachtas committee to cost pre-budget submissions.

# department-of-finance - Friday 9 January, 2015

'Cheaper petrol would mean higher taxes' - Department of Finance

It’s one or the other, apparently.

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