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#Paschal Donohoe

# 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.

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 22 July, 2019

Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions'

The finance minister is currently considering a report which reviewed whether bankers’ pay should be increased.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Will the help-to-buy scheme be extended or scrapped? Minister won't rule it in or out until Budget 2020

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the scheme has played a ‘valuable role’.

Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe

Jeremy Hunt proclaimed during a television debate with Boris Johnson that the backstop is “dead”.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney

The cabinet will today consider the latest plans to prepare Ireland for the possible consequences of Brexit.

# paschal-donohoe - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Why hasn't the government merged the PRSI and the USC yet? Minister says it's 'complex'

Sinn Féin says the lack of follow-through in the amalgamation is just another broken promise by Fine Gael.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Varadkar 'all ears' about Eir's claim about cheaper rural broadband

The company’s CEO Carolan Lennon has said Eir could implement the National Broadband Plan for less than €1 billion.

# paschal-donohoe - Sunday 23 June, 2019

The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car

By 2030, it wants one million electric cars on Irish roads. It’s a big ask.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted FOI

Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted

Documents released under FOI show how members of the Cabinet privately raised concerns about the plan.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow?

And what impact will it have?

HSE warns of 'significant cancellation' of some procedures as Minister calls for talks to avert strike

The Finance Minister said he’s determined to protect the public service stability agreement.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Bank bosses may face fines and sanctions in the future, but won't get jail time under new law

The new laws were drawn up in the wake of the tracker-mortgage scandal.

Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan questioned behind closed doors

Robert Watt warned ‘strongly recommended against’ the decision to proceed with the NBP.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 26 April, 2019

Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan

The plan aims to bring high-speed internet to smaller towns and one-off homes around Ireland.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF

Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Ryanair asked the EU to use its 'influential voice' to pressure Paschal Donohoe in a tax law dispute

The airline had launched a High Court challenge relating to tax laws for Europe-based workers.

Ryanair asked the EU to use its 'influential voice' to pressure Paschal Donohoe in a tax law dispute

The airline had launched a High Court challenge relating to tax laws for Europe-based workers.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Explainer: What's Paschal Donohoe's plan for Local Property Tax and how will it affect your wallet?

Changes to the Local Property Tax are delayed for another year – but are higher bills on the way?

Finance Minister says he wouldn't mind if his mortgage was held by a vulture fund

The minister said the Sinn Fein Bill to give mortgage holders the power to block the sale of their loans to vulture funds is unconstitutional.

'People know where they stand until 2021': Local Property Tax changes to be deferred by one year

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe made the announcement after a late night Cabinet meeting.

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 25 March, 2019

Paschal Donohoe says John Delaney deserves 'due process' - but says funding of new role needs clarity FAI

Paschal Donohoe says John Delaney deserves 'due process' - but says funding of new role needs clarity

Delaney is set to take up a position as the FAI’s Executive Vice-President.

# 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.