Progress Report on Dublin Central Roads Improvement Programme 2022

My summer #DublinCentral Matters newsletter included details of this year’s Roads & Footpath Improvement Programme whereby Dublin City Council has allocated €2.6m to resurface and enhance local roads. This week, my colleague and Fine Gael Councillor for the North Inner City, Ray McAdam secured an update from the Roads Maintenance Department detailing the progress being […]

2022 City Neighbourhood Awards

Following a hiatus of two years, the Council’s City Neighbourhood Awards are back!   The competition recognises the great work that schools, businesses and communities carry out to improve and enhance their neighbourhood, keeping it clean and well presented.   Individual community groups, local schools or businesses that have undertaken a project to enhance our […]


It’s that time of year, the NEIC Community Grants Scheme 2022 is now live, and applications are being accepted.   This year’s theme is ‘Family Activities’, so get thinking, get creative, and get in touch with your ideas to make the NEIC a better place through the Community Grants Scheme.     You can access the NEIC […]

Almost €53m in funding to Dublin City Council for cycling, walking and other active travel schemes

Your Government, through the National Transport Authority is allocating €289m in funding for local authorities across the country to support the delivery of new and better walking and cycling schemes. Dublin City Council will receive almost €53m in funding.   Dublin Central is set to benefit from investment of €29.2m for the delivery of specific […]

Minister Donohoe secures agreement to draft Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill

Bill aims to improve accountability in the financial sector The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, this morning (Tuesday) received agreement from his Cabinet colleagues to approve the drafting of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill, the main purpose of which is to improve accountability in the financial sector. There are four main aspects […]

Minister Donohoe encourages businesses to apply for enhanced restart payment under CRSS on reopening

Maximum amount that may be claimed for each week has been increased from €5,000 to €10,000 Total maximum payment is €30,000 Following the announcement by the Government last week that indoor hospitality may reopen from today, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, reminds businesses who may now reopen that they can make a claim […]

Minister Donohoe reminds business owners of extension of tax debt warehousing scheme

As business owners fall due to file returns Minister Donohoe takes opportunity to remind them of need to continue to file returns on time Following the signature of the Finance (Covid-19 and Miscellaneous Provision) Act into law on 19th July, Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe has today (Friday) reminded business owners that the time during […]

Speech to the Economist Gala Dinner, Greece

Kalispera (good evening)  Efkaristo (thank you) for the invitation to address you this evening. It is an absolute privilege to be here in Athens. It is also a particular honour to visit Greece as you mark the 200th anniversary of the beginning of Greece’s journey to independence. I am also delighted to meet this evening […]

Statement following Permanent TSB’s announcement that it has signed a MoU with NatWest Group regarding Ulster Bank

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, notes today’s statement by Permanent TSB (PTSB) that it has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NatWest Group in relation to the potential acquisition of certain Ulster Bank loan portfolios, and other related assets. Whilst acknowledging that significant further work is required before a final transaction […]

Eurogroup President Donohoe travels to Cyprus and Greece for discussion on Euro Area recovery

The Minister for Finance and President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, T.D., will travel to Cyprus and Greece this week for a series of bilateral meetings and speaking engagements. Today (Thursday, 22 July), Minister Donohoe will meet with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, as well as meeting his fellow Finance Minister, […]