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#Paschal Donohoe

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 28 January, 2019

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.

Budget 2019: Here are the main points you need to know

How will today’s announcements affect you?

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

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

Parent-to-children inheritance tax threshold to increase by €10,000

The tax-free threshold is to increase from €310,000 to €320,000

# paschal-donohoe - Monday 8 October, 2018

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pay attention to the Budget?

Budget 2019 will be announced tomorrow, but are you going to take any notice of it?

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 5 October, 2018

Minister for Finance says corporation tax take is actually €1 billion higher than expected

As a result, Paschal Donohoe expects the Budget to balance rather than run a deficit as had been expected.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ministers told corporation tax windfall will not be used in next week's Budget

Taoiseach says measures to put money into people’s pockets next week will be “modest”.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Poll: Does the €500,000 salary cap for bankers at State-owned institutions need to be reviewed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the €500,000 salary cap for bankers at State-owned institutions need to be reviewed?

It’s worried that staff at Irish banks could be attracted by more lucrative job offers.

Donohoe says bankers' pay cap of €500k is 'worth reviewing' as State-owned banks can't keep staff

The finance minister said State-owned banks are finding it difficult to retain staff due to wage competition.

# paschal-donohoe - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Analysis: If it rules out a vacant property tax the government risks looking idle

A report delivered this week advised against the idea.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended

A report presented to government said a tax would not be an effective response to deal with the housing shortages.

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed

Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.

# paschal-donohoe - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Finance Minister says it's up to PTSB if it wants to appear before the finance committee over loan sale

Last month, PTSB sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to an affiliate of the so-called vulture fund Lone Star for around €1.3 billion.

# paschal-donohoe - Friday 31 August, 2018

'Brexit-like impact on rural Ireland': Independent TD rules out supporting the Budget over post office closures

The Clare TD said the government has reneged on their promises to roll out a community banking system.

# paschal-donohoe - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales

Questions have been mounting as to where Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is in the midst of this summer’s vulture fund sell off.

# paschal-donohoe - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed

The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.