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#Paschal Donohoe

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 2 December, 2019

Minister urged not to scrap special tax relief scheme for top executives of foreign companies

Business Minister Heather Humphreys said ‘for reputational reasons’ the government should not remove the tax relief scheme.

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 25 November, 2019

Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement

The Galway West TD singled out Nigeria while raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Finance Minister calls on Noel Grealish to clarify why he singled out Nigeria during leaders questions

Grealish was accused of engaging in “disgraceful racism” after raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Government-backed finance agency approves funding for development of over 500 new homes

Home Building Finance Ireland announced it has approved over €100m in funding since the start of the year.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate

The minister said RPZ rules will never bring 4% rate rise across the board.

Budget 2020: What measures take effect from today and what comes into effect next year?

A carbon tax hike and levy on cigarettes kicks in today while other measures kick in next year.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Rank-and-file officers accuse government of 'building garda reform plan on quicksand'

The GRA pointed out that €15 million for the Trump and Pence visits will have to come out of the additional €81 million announced today.

As it happened: Paschal Donohoe unveils 'absolutely no surprises' Budget 2020

In the face of a potential no-deal Brexit, the minister has said the budget will be “safe” and “cautious”.

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

Here's what the government has planned for its €1.2 billion no-deal Brexit package

There was a focus on protecting agriculture, tourism, small-to-medium businesses, and those along the border in today’s Budget.

Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know

How will today’s announcements affect you?

On the cards again? Donohoe to consider decentralisation for civil servants

Decentralisation was previously brought in by former Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy in 2003.

Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020

Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.

Free dental care for under-6s and free GP visits extended to under-8s from September 2020

The changes will be brought in from next September.

Budget 2020 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

The Government has flagged this year’s budget as a no-deal Brexit budget.

# paschal-donohoe - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up

Donohoe has rowed back on his commitment to top up the fund this year.

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 4 October, 2019

'Slow progress' in Budget talks, as Donohoe confirms he will be dipping into corporation tax take

A total of €1.5bn is to be moved into the rainy day fund.

# paschal-donohoe - Sunday 29 September, 2019

'No compelling case': Minister slaps down calls for betting tax change ahead of Budget

Minister Donohoe said his officials had “insufficient legal certainty” to change how it taxes the sector.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget

A tax-free threshold on transfers between parents and their children currently stands at €320,000.

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 27 September, 2019

'Entirely possible' we could have another Budget within the space of a few months

Minister Paschal Donohoe has framed October’s Budget on the presumption of a no-deal Brexit.

# paschal-donohoe - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Just over two weeks out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on 8 October.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 13 September, 2019

Minister says he's still considering whether to give everyone a 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike

Paschal Donohoe said any changes to the carbon tax will be “very different” to other tax changes he’s made in the past.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Donohoe says he 'won't make the mistake' of tax cuts in Budget 2020 given no-deal Brexit risk

“We won’t make the mistake of decreasing the tax the one day and having to increase it the next,” the minister said.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Finance minister rules out personal tax cuts in Budget, says any welfare changes will be targeted

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe brought the proposal to the Government today.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government

Cabinet met to discuss preparations for a no-deal Brexit last night.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Coveney: 'British government seems to be simply wiping the slate clean on the Irish issue'

The queen has approved the suspension of the parliament.

# paschal-donohoe - Sunday 25 August, 2019

How much money could the carbon tax take in if it was increased?

The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 16 August, 2019

Government will 'very seriously' consider commissioner's report into Public Services Card

The Data Protection Commissioner reject Government claims that making the card a requirement for services was lawful.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 15 August, 2019

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

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

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Explainer: Why is there controversy over the new Central Bank governor?

It all stems from a leak of New Zealand’s budget earlier this year.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Have €42,500? That's the amount of public debt hanging over the head of every person living in the State IOU

Have €42,500? That's the amount of public debt hanging over the head of every person living in the State

Minister Paschal Donohoe said prudent management of the public finances in needed.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Incoming Central Bank boss tells Donohoe he could have described NZ controversy 'more clearly'

Gabriel Makhlouf told the minister he accepts the findings of the probe into the New Zealand budget controversy.

Donohoe says 'cliff-edge' Brexit can be avoided but no-deal risk is growing

The finance minister said British chancellor Sajid Javid is “absolutely committed” to Britain leaving the EU by 31 October.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Leo Varadkar to discuss business and Brexit during Northern Ireland visit

Varadkar will also take part in a debate this evening with politicians from both sides of the border.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'It is not our job to hide our views': Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan stands over his opinion

Watt caused controversy recently when documents warning the government against proceeding with the NBP were published.

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