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#Paschal Donohoe

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 13 March, 2020

New Revenue measures set up for SMEs experiencing cashflow problems

All debt enforcement activity has been suspended until further notice.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'Economic shock' of Covid-19: Some central banks cut interest rates as Lagarde raises spectre of 2008

The economic effects of coronavirus can be mitigated “if we handle it well,” according to the Bank of England.

Pay workers who have to take time off due to Covid-19 illness or self-isolation, Donohoe says

The Minister for Finance said that he was aware this would have “financial consequences” but added supports are in place.

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 10 February, 2020

Social Democrats’ Gary Gannon takes final seat in Dublin Central battleground

The constituency takes in a broad stretch of Dublin’s northside, from the inner city out to Smithfield, and north towards Ashtown and Drumcondra.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Paschal Donohoe accused of 'scaremongering' for saying Sinn Féin policies would 'scorch the economy'

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin were accused by the Greens of “sprinkling magic” in their manifestos.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 16 January, 2020

FactCheck: Did Paschal Donohoe meet any individual insurance company in the midst of the insurance crisis?

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy said Minister Donohoe has met with the firms, Michael McGrath says he was told otherwise – but who is right?

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

# paschal-donohoe - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel

The tax will be paid into the government’s Climate Action Fund every year.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Ireland's corporation tax receipts set to take a hit under new rules and fall by up to €2bn

Ireland’s corporation tax increased again this year.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 4 January, 2020

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

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

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 3 January, 2020

Ireland's corporation tax take expected to rise again this year, but Donohoe admits it can't be relied upon in future

Donohoe said this morning that the Exchequer ran a €1.5 billion surplus last year.

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 20 December, 2019

Paschal Donohoe says Verona Murphy wasn't made to apologise by Fine Gael

Donohoe also said that Murphy’s views on immigration were not known by the party ahead of the by-election campaign.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints

The finance minister has said he will look for an alternative way to investigate the complaint.

# 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.