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# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Taxpayers won't face higher property tax bills for 2021
# Deferred
# Deferred

Taxpayers won't face higher property tax bills for 2021

Sep 16th 2020, 4:13 PM 23,782 Views 55 Comments

The valuation date for local property tax has been deferred until 1 November 2021, said the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Dramatic slide in government finances: €6 billion deficit in May compared to €63m last year
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Dramatic slide in government finances: €6 billion deficit in May compared to €63m last year

Jun 3rd 2020, 3:20 PM 21,953 Views 65 Comments

The Covid-19 crisis has placed a heavy demand on the country’s finances.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Transitioning to 4-day working week in public service could cost at least €3.9 billion, Donohoe says
# Three Days Off
# Three Days Off

Transitioning to 4-day working week in public service could cost at least €3.9 billion, Donohoe says

Jan 4th 2020, 11:30 AM 55,146 Views 109 Comments

The government doesn’t appear keen on the prospect of a four-day week in the public service.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Paschal Donohoe says Irish economy is 'well-capable' of withstanding a no-deal Brexit
# Minister For Finance
# Minister For Finance

Paschal Donohoe says Irish economy is 'well-capable' of withstanding a no-deal Brexit

Aug 15th 2019, 11:24 AM 14,469 Views 81 Comments

It’s estimated that there would be 55,000 fewer jobs in Ireland if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

# minister-for-finance - Sunday 9 December, 2018

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January
# Season Of Giving
# Season Of Giving

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Dec 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,011 Views 8 Comments

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Haircuts, meals out and Irish hotel stays likely to get more expensive as VAT rate returns to 13.5%
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Haircuts, meals out and Irish hotel stays likely to get more expensive as VAT rate returns to 13.5%

Oct 9th 2018, 2:05 PM 21,306 Views 42 Comments

The tax was cut to 9% to stimulate the tourism industry in 2012.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers
# Tracker Scandal
# Tracker Scandal

Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers

Jan 16th 2018, 5:50 PM 7,718 Views 55 Comments

Paschal Donohoe was speaking to the Finance Committee today about the tracker mortgage scandal.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Ireland gets approval for early repayment of €5.5 billion in bailout loans
# Repayment
# Repayment

Ireland gets approval for early repayment of €5.5 billion in bailout loans

Nov 28th 2017, 9:48 AM 28,176 Views 131 Comments

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has this will save Ireland €150 million over the remaining life of the loans.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

How often is the 'Single Malt' tax loophole used? The government is finding out
# New Double Irish
# New Double Irish

How often is the 'Single Malt' tax loophole used? The government is finding out

Nov 15th 2017, 3:54 PM 22,337 Views 17 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has asked officials to look into the ‘Single Malt’ after a report indicated that it could become the new ‘Double Irish’.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Government approves new public servants' pay deal - but unions aren't on board
# Fempi Measures
# Fempi Measures

Government approves new public servants' pay deal - but unions aren't on board

Nov 8th 2017, 8:10 AM 20,730 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for Finance published a bill ratifying a new public workers’ pay deal which was drafted earlier this year.

# minister-for-finance - Friday 20 October, 2017

Paschal Donohoe: Tracker mortgage scandal 'shines a light into the culture of Irish banking'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Paschal Donohoe: Tracker mortgage scandal 'shines a light into the culture of Irish banking'

Oct 20th 2017, 4:54 PM 9,984 Views 67 Comments

The minister has called in all the banks next week to tell them their actions are unacceptable.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

We put your Budget 2018 questions to the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance
# Live
# Live

We put your Budget 2018 questions to the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance

Oct 11th 2017, 10:33 PM 9,093 Views 13 Comments

Watch it in full here.

# minister-for-finance - Monday 25 September, 2017

Paschal Donohoe begins transfer of Diageo shares into wife’s name ahead of Budget
# Excise
# Excise

Paschal Donohoe begins transfer of Diageo shares into wife’s name ahead of Budget

Sep 25th 2017, 9:58 AM 78,076 Views 154 Comments

The shares are being transferred in a bid to avoid any potential conflict ahead of next month’s Budget.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Ireland to repay €5.5 billion of bailout loans early to IMF, Denmark & Sweden
# There You Go Now
# There You Go Now

Ireland to repay €5.5 billion of bailout loans early to IMF, Denmark & Sweden

Sep 7th 2017, 1:56 PM 38,060 Views 138 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says IMF chief Christine Lagarde has approved the deal.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick
# Redfaire
# Redfaire

Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick

Oct 20th 2016, 10:22 AM 10,296 Views 24 Comments

Last month, the Minister for Finance allocated half a billion euro to Limerick, the State’s fourth-largest city.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'
# Burn The Bondholders
# Burn The Bondholders

Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'

Sep 27th 2014, 2:14 PM 11,729 Views 55 Comments

The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Michael Noonan will do 'whatever it takes' to reach deficit targets
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Michael Noonan will do 'whatever it takes' to reach deficit targets

Jun 19th 2014, 9:56 PM 7,052 Views 24 Comments

The Minister for Finance ruled out a €2 billion adjustment in Budget 2015

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Regulator knew about Setanta Insurance concerns since last November
# Liquidated
# Liquidated

Regulator knew about Setanta Insurance concerns since last November

May 6th 2014, 9:52 PM 9,936 Views 22 Comments

An estimated 75,000 customers are believed to have been left without insurance after the company entered liquidation.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Bubble? What bubble? Here's why Noonan isn't worried by rising property prices
# Pop
# Pop

Bubble? What bubble? Here's why Noonan isn't worried by rising property prices

Apr 9th 2014, 9:23 AM 13,958 Views 83 Comments

The finance minister noted that prices are still 47 per cent lower than their 2007 peak.

# minister-for-finance - Monday 17 February, 2014

Noonan says income tax cuts are not a play for popularity
# Snip
# Snip

Noonan says income tax cuts are not a play for popularity

Feb 17th 2014, 11:32 AM 8,966 Views 37 Comments

The Minister for Finance said once they have the resources, the Irish government will look to cutting income tax.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Noonan confirms he said no to bonuses in face-to-face meeting with AIB bosses
# Incentivisation
# Incentivisation

Noonan confirms he said no to bonuses in face-to-face meeting with AIB bosses

Feb 15th 2014, 12:10 PM 7,919 Views 31 Comments

The Finance Minister has confirmed he met with officials from the bank, but “personally reinforced” that there are currently no plans to re-introduce bonuses.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Government 'knew bank levy could be passed onto consumers'
# New Info
# New Info

Government 'knew bank levy could be passed onto consumers'

Feb 11th 2014, 2:18 PM 9,080 Views 80 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says that new figures from the Minister of Finance showed that the Central Bank has approved seven full applications for hikes in charges.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 23 January, 2014

€1.9 billion in outstanding debt on sub-prime mortgages in arrears
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

€1.9 billion in outstanding debt on sub-prime mortgages in arrears

Jan 23rd 2014, 8:10 AM 7,239 Views 127 Comments

This amounts to more than half of the overall outstanding debt on these mortgages.

Bono is having dinner with the Taoiseach and Finance Minister tonight
# Davos
# Davos

Bono is having dinner with the Taoiseach and Finance Minister tonight

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:28 AM 13,520 Views 163 Comments

The U2 frontman will join the pair, along with 25 company executives, for an IDA hosted dinner tonight at the World Economic Forum.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Enda Kenny and 6 other Irish people are attending the World Economic Forum
# Davos
# Davos

Enda Kenny and 6 other Irish people are attending the World Economic Forum

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 5,511 Views 28 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is among those attending the event.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,480 Views 50 Comments

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

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 21 December, 2013

92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k
# Pay Scales
# Pay Scales

92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k

Dec 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 7,677 Views 28 Comments

When both NTMA and NAMA staff figures are combined, 15 staff members earned over €200,000 in 2012.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Noonan: Decision on post-bailout credit line ‘finely balanced’
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Noonan: Decision on post-bailout credit line ‘finely balanced’

Nov 5th 2013, 5:37 PM 7,520 Views 33 Comments

Minister Michael Noonan will travel to the Hague today to discuss Ireland’s bailout exit with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

# minister-for-finance - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'
# ESM
# ESM

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'

Oct 27th 2013, 3:32 PM 7,007 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for European Affairs said the government would be holding them to their commitment if necessary.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget 2014 speech
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget 2014 speech

Oct 15th 2013, 3:50 PM 7,589 Views 4 Comments

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

Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget
# All Kicking Off
# All Kicking Off

Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 2:27 PM 4,267 Views 7 Comments

Watch him reading an autocue in EXTREME CLOSE-UP.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Property tax cost over €21 million to set up
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property tax cost over €21 million to set up

Sep 28th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,351 Views 62 Comments

Over €25 million was allocated to establishing the tax, with over €21 million spent so far.

# minister-for-finance - Monday 16 September, 2013

Call for 50c 'environmental levy' on packs of 20 cigarettes
# Smoking
# Smoking

Call for 50c 'environmental levy' on packs of 20 cigarettes

Sep 16th 2013, 9:46 AM 8,495 Views 120 Comments

ASH Ireland said the levy should be imposed on the tobacco industry, on the ‘polluter pays’ principle.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Here's how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Here's how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k

Aug 27th 2013, 9:57 PM 15,449 Views 130 Comments

Michael Noonan has indicated that he won’t be considering any kind of ‘wealth tax’ in Budget 2014 – but has released figures on how much it would bring in.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Irish Exporters Association: 2014 must be the last year of austerity
# Austerity
# Austerity

Irish Exporters Association: 2014 must be the last year of austerity

Jul 30th 2013, 10:23 AM 4,370 Views 21 Comments

The association said that if the government succeeds in creating more jobs, more harsh cuts should not be needed.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Department: Property tax will not be handed to the bondholders
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Department: Property tax will not be handed to the bondholders

Jul 25th 2013, 6:37 PM 7,368 Views 79 Comments

A report today claimed that Minister Michael Noonan said the money will be used to reduce our deficit rather than to fund local services.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 18 July, 2013

How would the Minister for Finance describe Ireland in one word? Debt.
# NTMA
# NTMA

How would the Minister for Finance describe Ireland in one word? Debt.

Jul 18th 2013, 9:25 PM 10,756 Views 59 Comments

In better news, the NTMA CEO said we are on target to exit the bailout programme.

# minister-for-finance - Sunday 14 July, 2013

51 convictions for illegal tobacco sale and smuggling so far this year
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

51 convictions for illegal tobacco sale and smuggling so far this year

Jul 14th 2013, 8:30 AM 4,526 Views 12 Comments

Over 11 million cigarettes and 2,913kgs of tobacco have been seized by Revenue.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Charlie McCreevy on the sidelines for Kildare U21s
# Minister For Losing
From The42
# Minister For Losing

Charlie McCreevy on the sidelines for Kildare U21s

Apr 20th 2013, 3:33 PM 3,139 Views 2 Comments

The former Minster for Finance works in the Lillywhites’ backroom.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

You can now pay the local property tax via... a vending machine
# Local Property Tax
# Local Property Tax

You can now pay the local property tax via... a vending machine

Apr 16th 2013, 3:54 PM 14,729 Views 32 Comments

The three approved payment service providers are An Post TaxPay, Payzone and Omnivend.

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