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Speech to the ESRI: The Pandemic: One Year On

4th March, 2021

Good afternoon to everybody, and let me start by thanking the Director of the Institute – Professor Alan Barret – for hosting this event......

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Statement on banking matters

3rd March, 2021

I welcome this opportunity to have a debate on banking matters.    Recent events – Ulster Bank, BOI branch closures and AIB’s acquisition  ......

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Pandemic continues to impact public finances: VAT down 13%, Excise by 15%, Social Protection spending up €1.8bn – Donohoe & McGrath

2nd March, 2021

Today’s Exchequer figures show that tax revenues to end-February were down €830 million, or nearly 9 per cent, on the same period last year;......

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Statement by Minister Donohoe following AIB’s announcement that it has reached agreement to acquire Goodbody

2nd March, 2021

Transaction will be good for, and will strengthen, AIB, Goodbody, Fexco and the Irish economy Speaking this afternoon (Tuesday) following the announcement by AIB......

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Government welcomes publication of National Competitiveness and Productivity Council bulletin on insurance costs

25th February, 2021

The Government today (25 February) welcomed the publication of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council’s (NCPC) bulletin on insurance costs.    Commenting on the......

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