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#Department of Finance

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

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.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Poll: Will only rich people be able to buy houses under new mortgage rules? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will only rich people be able to buy houses under new mortgage rules?

That’s the concern of the Department of Finance.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Anglo junior bondholders may still get pay-outs

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said it is unclear whether the €280 million worth of bondholders will pursue their claims but if they do, they may be legally entitled to a dividend.

# department-of-finance - Friday 28 November, 2014

The Universal Social Charge isn't going anywhere - Noonan

Michael Noonan says it’s here for the “foreseeable future”.

# department-of-finance - Monday 6 October, 2014

Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far

With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 2 October, 2014

With 12 days until the Budget, here's how the numbers are shaping up

The final exchequer returns before Budget 2015 have been released this evening.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all

The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Cheque it out: State agencies set to stop accepting cheque payments from businesses

However, this won’t impact on individuals, and will only remove around 1.2% of total cheques from the system.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Poll: Should a special scheme to help first-time buyers be introduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a special scheme to help first-time buyers be introduced?

The aim of the possible scheme is to help out new house buyers’ “creditworthiness”.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector?

The public sector employs hundreds of thousands of people, yet it rarely if ever actually dismisses anyone. It’s bizarre.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 31 July, 2014

More than €2.5 billion cash held by Ireland could be reinvested in economy - but it isn't

The assets are part of the National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF) discretionary portfolio.

# department-of-finance - Monday 21 July, 2014

Consumer rights on 'vulture fund' mortgage books to be beefed up

The Government is pushing legislation to put the new owners of Irish loan books on a shorter leash.

Want a cut in income tax? It could mean tripling the property tax One Step Forward This post contains a poll

Want a cut in income tax? It could mean tripling the property tax

A Department of Finance paper also found that the economy could be boosted by lowering the cost of credit for SMEs

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Pathway to 'Dublin's Canary Wharf': Nama's €3 billion property play

Developers who had lands transferred to the State’s bad bank could end up developing sites in the Docklands.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Long-term arrears would take 33 years to clear at current rate

Progress in solving mortgage arrears is slow, with industry experts criticising the solutions deployed.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 3 July, 2014

There's a new boss at the Department of Finance

Career civil servant Derek Moran was approved by cabinet today.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The exchequer tax take is €500 million ahead of target

Despite the positive overall picture, overspend in the Department of Health is still proving a drag on State finances.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

A senator wants to stop the pre-budget 'kite flying'. Here's how...

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has proposed legislation that she says would put an end to the usual pre-budget speculation and leaks.

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'Again consumers lose out and the banks win' - PTSB to sell mortgage loan books

David Hall has criticised the decision of the bank and its sub-prime unit for its decision to sell the two loan books of impaired mortgages.

# department-of-finance - Monday 23 June, 2014

Opinion: There's no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland Tax

Opinion: There's no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland

In the event of a finding against Ireland, the fallout will be measured in a drop of nurses, medical cards and Gardaí on the streets.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Nearly every FOI request about the liquidation of Anglo has been refused

Eleven out of 12 Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Finance about the liquidation of IBRC have been refused. The other was withdrawn.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

The IMF is back in town, and it's not mad on the Government's mortgage strategy

The first bailout review has urged caution on the strategy, which was announced in the run-in to elections last month.

# department-of-finance - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Government gets €765,000 a year from slot machines

Not from gambling themselves, we should add.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Michael Noonan seized the initiative in disclosing cancer fight, now he'll just want to get on with it

The Minister for Finance hopes to continue in his role despite his health scare.

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Michael Noonan received treatment for skin cancer after finding lump

The Minister for Finance said he received five weeks radiotherapy and then had a sarcoma removed.

Small businesses believe upturn is 'fragile'

SMEs are holding off on expansion until they feel more positive about the upturn, a new survey has found.

# department-of-finance - Monday 19 May, 2014

Noonan: online tool will unlock €2 billion in funding for small business

The launch follows criticism of the Government’s approach to SME grants and funding.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Is the Irish commercial property feeding frenzy a good idea?

Investors are hungry for Irish assets, and they’re not short of cash. But are we underselling ourselves?

# department-of-finance - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Someone in the Department of Finance is having a little fun with their WiFi Somebody's Watching Me

Someone in the Department of Finance is having a little fun with their WiFi

Department of MESSERS, more like.

The next Budget will be in 152 days

“The Budget is the Budget,” Michael Noonan confirmed in that unique way of his today.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

New scheme would help first-time buyers get foot on property ladder

The scheme, which is being examined by the Department of Finance, would see the State guarantee a proportion of mortgages.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 8 May, 2014

John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation

Moran said his main objective was for Ireland to exit the Troika bailout and we’ve done that now.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

The most senior official in Michael Noonan's department has resigned

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that it was with “great regret” that he accepted Moran’s resignation as secretary general of the Department of Finance this morning.

Profile: Who is John Moran?

A look back at the former Secretary-General’s life and times since joining Finance in 2012.