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#Department of Finance

# department-of-finance - Monday 28 April, 2014

The Government wants to hear from cash-strapped SMEs

Tell Michael Noonan all about your problems.

# department-of-finance - Friday 25 April, 2014

IBRC is paying us back €12.9 billion

And even more cash could come from IBRC if it sells off the rest of its loan portfolio.

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans

Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.

# department-of-finance - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Pearse Doherty: Missing bank guarantee letters may be grounds for conspiracy theory

Letters have gone missing from the Department of Finance and – it was revealed this week – Bank of Ireland in a development described as “highly suspicious” by the Sinn Féin deputy Pearse Doherty.

# department-of-finance - Friday 11 April, 2014

Finance Dept: We haven't found those missing documents. BOI: We can't find them either

Officials have been unable to locate missing two letters from the period after the bank guarantee despite “an extensive search” while Bank of Ireland has admitted: “We cannot find a copy of our own records.”

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Hands up: Department of Finance to adjust figures after mixing-up €101m of VAT with income tax

The department say that the overall level of tax collected remains unchanged.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here are the Merrill Lynch reports that underestimated the bank bailout by €47bn

These are the full documents prepared for the Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency at the height of the crisis.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Banks will not be allowed introduce fees without approval

Which is good news for small and medium businesses, says a spokesperson.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Nearly 60,000 mortgages in long-term arrears have not been restructured

Data from the Department of Finance shows that 59,226 mortgages in arrears of 90 days plus have not been restructured, though this is down on 62,643 in September last year.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Noonan doesn't know how many people had access to missing bank guarantee letters

The Finance Minister has said the search is continuing for two letters that have gone missing from the Department of Finance.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Noonan may ask Bank of Ireland for missing bank guarantee documents

The Department of Finance is now making efforts to locate two letters related to the bank guarantee which have gone missing, according to Minister Michael Noonan.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 16 January, 2014

'We need to get to the bottom of this': More details sought on missing bank guarantee letters

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach expressed concern over the loss of documents related to the bank guarantee in the Department of Finance.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Howlin says officials looking for lost documents - but Department won't say if they are

The Minister was responding to revelations that two documents related to the bank guarantee have gone missing from the Department of Finance, but it’s not clear if officials are trying to find them.

# department-of-finance - Monday 13 January, 2014

John McGuinness: Missing bank guarantee documents need to be found

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee said he is “appalled” by the news that documents related to the bank guarantee have gone missing in the Department of Finance.

# department-of-finance - Friday 10 January, 2014

The Department of Finance has lost letters connected to the bank guarantee

The disappearance of the original versions of two letters copied to finance minister Brian Lenihan has been uncovered by the Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty through Freedom of Information.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Almost 50,000 mortgages have now been restructured

The Department of Finance’s latest figures shows the number of accounts in arrears has fallen since October last year.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

NAMA to be called before Public Accounts Committee over leak allegations

Hearings are likely to take place with National Asset Management Agency and Department of Finance officials in the New Year.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014

The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Quinn family 'has 5% of Anglo Tapes, but didn't leak them'

In an interview on The Pat Kenny Show, Sean Quinn denied claims his family leaked tapes to INM newspapers and Sinn Féin.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 7 November, 2013

John McCarthy appointed Chief Economist at Department of Finance

The department also announced the appointment of Des Carville as head of its Shareholder Management Unit.

After 12 reviews and at least a few "discordant words," Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika

The Finance Minister described it as a “red letter day” while Howlin said that after years of intensive discussion, the bailout officials had steadily become “friends of Ireland”.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

IMHO: ‘Interest only repayments are not a long-term solution to mortgage arrears’

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation said the new mortgage restructuring figures are concerning.

# department-of-finance - Monday 4 November, 2013

VAT receipts down for tenth month in a row

All four of the big tax heads were down last month though

# department-of-finance - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Work to do on mortgage restructuring as long-term arrears remain high

The Department of Finance has begun to publish monthly reports on mortgage restructuring.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Homeowners can claim tax relief on renovation and repair work from tomorrow

Measures announced by Michael Noonan in the Dáil last week will be legislated for next month.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 17 October, 2013

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter Budget 2014

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter

… and a few questions the Minister didn’t want to answer…

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed

We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…

Department spent €875,000 on media advertising in last five years

There was a surge in spending on media advertisements in 2011, with €437,992 spent that year.

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget 2014 speech

Did you miss the minister’s Budget 2014 announcement earlier? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

# department-of-finance - Monday 14 October, 2013

# department-of-finance - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures

But just because we don’t have to become more efficient, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some adjustments that we should make, writes the independent TD.

# department-of-finance - Friday 11 October, 2013

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you

Or rather Eoghan Murphy’s tax transparency calculator can give you a good idea of what your hard-earned money is being spent on

# department-of-finance - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Department of Finance expects 1.8 per cent growth next year

However, that forecast is based on a €3.1 billion adjustment in Budget 2014.

Noonan confirms Budget adjustment is going to be 'slightly ahead of €2.5 billion'

Speaking on his way into the Cabinet meeting this morning Noonan said that the Budget adjustment of tax increases and expenditure cuts will be “slightly ahead of €2.5 billion”.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Budget adjustment will be ‘somewhat less’ than €3.1 billion – Noonan

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said that it’s too early to give any further details on the exact figure.

# department-of-finance - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Troika told that Ireland will speed up repossession processes

The latest MOU between the Irish government and the Troika shows that steps have been taken to ensure that when repossession is merited, the procedures will be “timely and accurate”.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Questions asked about Apple's relationship with Department of Finance

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty produced a series of emails from Apple executives to the Secretary General of the Department of Finance at an Oireachtas sub-committee meeting today.

# department-of-finance - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Taoiseach calls on Government to 'look busy': The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: FAI looks for a manager who speaks English, Obama considers what to do about the Seanad, and Dáil reform ‘completely unnecessary’.

Here are the sign-in books for the Finance and Taoiseach departments from September 2008

The books are not a complete record of who visited the Departments in the weeks before the bank guarantee was issued but provide a fascinating insight.

# department-of-finance - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Finance Committee demands forecast data from department ahead of budget

The committee wants access to the same data and presentations that will be provided to the Economic Management Council.