Remarks following the Eurogroup video conference 

Good afternoon to everybody. We had a very productive meeting this morning, and it was very good to welcome our new colleague from Slovakia, the new Slovakian minister of finance, Igor Matovič. I started our meeting with an update of my engagement with our leaders in the Euro Summit three weeks ago. The discussion focussed […]

President Donohoe and Eurogroup discuss Europe’s response to COVID-19

Today’s (Friday) Eurogroup meeting was chaired by President of the Eurogroup and Irish Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D.   Finance Ministers followed up from international IMF and World Bank meetings last week and addressed the European response to COVID-19 and efforts deployed both on the vaccination and the economic front to tackle the pandemic. […]

Minister Donohoe responds to announcement by KBC and Bank of Ireland

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, has said, in reaction to the KBC Ireland’s announcement this morning (Friday), that the decision taken by the bank to leave the Irish market is regrettable, particularly as it comes so soon after NatWest’s decision to withdraw Ulster Bank Ireland DAC from the Irish banking sector.   KBC […]

Minister Donohoe publishes Stability Programme Update 2021

GDP is forecast to expand by 4½ per cent this year and 5 per cent next year. Modified Domestic Demand (MDD), a more useful indicator of domestic economic conditions, is projected to grow by 2½ per cent this year and 7½ per cent next year. Economic recovery over the second half of this year and […]

Department of Finance to host virtual seminar on International Taxation

Tax Seminar will elicit views of international stakeholders as well as airing issues of concern for Ireland 2021 will be a critical year for International Tax as we seek agreement at the OECD on addressing the tax challenges of digitalisation. Ireland has seen the benefits of international cooperation and is committed to achieving a sustainable, […]

Planning permission granted by Dublin City Council for St. Finbar’s Court housing

Dublin City Councillors have tonight granted planning permission which gives go ahead for the redevelopment of the St. Finbar’s Court site in Cabra.    46 new homes for older people will be delivered as a result of this decision. The Government has provided almost €13m for this redevelopment project which will see two development blocks […]

Minister Donohoe takes part in IMF Debate on Global Economy as part of 2021 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings

Today (Thursday), the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, will take part in a high-level panel discussing the global economic outlook. The Debate on the Global Economy is the signature IMF event at the IMF-World Bank Spring and Annual Meetings. The debate will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and the […]

Minister Donohoe launches public consultation on Ireland’s Tax Treaty Policy

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Wednesday) launched a public consultation on Ireland’s Tax Treaty Policy.   The recently published update on Ireland’s Corporation Tax Roadmap 2021 committed to review Ireland’s tax treaty policy, taking account of international developments, and publish a tax treaty policy statement by the end of 2021.   In […]

Minister Donohoe launches public consultation on Ireland’s Tax Treaty Policy

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Wednesday) launched a public consultation on Ireland’s Tax Treaty Policy.   The recently published update on Ireland’s Corporation Tax Roadmap 2021 committed to review Ireland’s tax treaty policy, taking account of international developments, and publish a tax treaty policy statement by the end of 2021.   In […]

Care of the Child – Fine Gael survey

Early childhood is a period of the exceptional importance to a child’s development, while the options available also shape the choices open to parents.   Traditionally in Ireland, families had to find their own solutions. While policy has evolved considerably, it has grown in a piecemeal fashion and strains are evident. It still has a […]