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#Paschal Donohoe

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn't improve

A Central Bank report found that 80% of senior appointments in recent years were men.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

VAT on vitamins and supplements won't jump to 23% - at least until November

An increased rate on some food supplements was due to kick in on Friday.

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 18 February, 2019

Hundreds of employment scheme supervisors to strike over 11-year-old claim for pension rights

CE scheme supervisors will stage a 10-hour stoppage over the court’s recommendation from 2008 about their pension rights.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'One or two' contractors Varadkar would not like to see get a public State contract again

Work is underway to ensure the public procurement process is more robust, particularly for large-scale projects.

No hospital project will be delayed due to children's hospital cost overrun, but 'repairs' will be pushed out

An audit of departmental spending has been undertaken with savings to come from eight departments.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH

The controversy over the costs of the project is just the latest in a series of problems to affect the project

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun Nch

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun

Pressure has been mounting on government all week about who knew what when about the hospital costs.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Finance Minister accused of being 'kept in the dark' over children's hospital overspend ahead of Budget

Paschal Donohoe admitted it would have been ‘helpful’ to have been informed of the cost overruns as it developed.

'Beggars belief'': Pressure continues to mount on ministers to explain when they knew about children's hospital overspend

Pressure is mounting on the Department of Public Expenditure about its role in project oversight.

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 4 February, 2019

Delivery of new National Children's Hospital 'at the point of no return', Harris says

Minister for Finance Donohoe, told Morning Ireland that the escalating costs of the children’s hospital should have been known earlier.

INMO calls ministers' invite to talk about issues other than pay 'massively disrespectful' and 'cynical'

INMO and PNA members will take part in further industrial action this week.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 2 February, 2019

The Rainy Day Fund will not be used for Brexit

The rainy day fund will be supplemented with an annual €500 million from the Exchequer, starting this year.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Bill which aims to force banks to ask for permission before selling mortgages to vulture funds passes in the Dáil

The Bill puts into law what already exists at the moment as a voluntary Central Bank code

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

No-deal Brexit would hit Ireland hard and fast with fewer jobs by end of 2019

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe delivered the gloomy outlook for a “disorderly” Brexit this afternoon.

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 28 January, 2019

Labour Court to hold talks this afternoon between unions and government as nurses strike looms

Minister Paschal Donohoe issued a warning earlier today over reaching a pay deal with nurses.

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Donohoe thanks nurses for 'immense contribution' but says paying them more could lead to others seeking rises

Nurses are set to go on strike this month and next in a dispute over pay and conditions.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Minister moves to reassure public that reformed property tax will be 'affordable' and 'fair'

Due to the rapid increase in house prices, there have been concerns about the massive leap in tax homeowners will have to pay.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin

The majority of requests from clerical officers, who are on the lower end of the civil service pay scale.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Almost 10,000 Help-to-Buy claims processed since scheme began... but it could face the axe next year

The government has consistently faced criticism that the scheme has actually helped to increase house prices.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 3 January, 2019

The Government has recorded its first budget surplus since 2006

The Exchequer received more than €55 billion last year.

Government considering giving 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike

Any changes to the carbon tax will not apply until 2020.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee

Hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among those affected.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Finance Minister was going to give smokers a break in Budget 2019 - but changed his mind

The department said the last-minute shift was for health reasons.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Minister briefed on potential for 400% increase in carbon tax rate by 2030

In the end, Paschal Donohoe did not touch the carbon tax rate in Budget 2019.

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 14 December, 2018

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

# paschal-donohoe - Sunday 9 December, 2018

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

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

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Minister seeks 'greater clarification' on suicide clauses in life assurance policies

When asked if he would make such clauses in policies illegal, Paschal Donohoe said he wanted to delve into the matter further.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 24 November, 2018

No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct

The Central Bank said no sanctions have been put in place since the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears commencement in 2009.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be no change to the code of conduct, as it is working effectively.

# paschal-donohoe - 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.

# paschal-donohoe - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Government now monitoring tax affairs of medium-sized corporations and certain 'high wealth individuals'

A new division will manage the affairs of people and companies who can’t be monitored by the Revenue’s Large Cases Division.

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 26 October, 2018

AIB CEO Bernard Byrne to resign next year

Byrne will remain as CEO of AIB Group into 2019 while the board appoints his successor.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 18 October, 2018

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Teachers will be allowed work beyond 70 in their final school year under new law

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes

Leo Varadkar said the government would ‘grasp the nettle’ and increase carbon tax. Today, it failed to deliver.

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD made the charge after tax relief for landlords was announced.

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

As it happened: Government unveils Budget 2019

Follow events as they happen this afternoon, with TheJournal.ie’s liveblog.

€1.5 billion to go into a Rainy Day Fund

Another €500m is to be added to the fund annually from 2019.

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