Commencement Order for the Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, yesterday signed the Commencement Order for the Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019.   This Commencement Order brings the majority of the provisions of the Consumer Insurance Contracts Act into operation from today, 1st September 2020, with some exceptions.   Taking account of the administrative burdens and the impact […]

Government launches the Stay and Spend Scheme to Support the Hospitality Sector

An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, and the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD have today (Thursday) launched the Stay and Spend scheme. Stay and Spend is a tax scheme aimed at consumers to help drive sales in the hospitality sector during […]

Minister Donohoe Introduces Temporary Reduction in Standard rate of Value Added Tax  

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Tuesday) introduced the temporary reduction in the standard rate of VAT from 23% to 21%, until the 28 February 2021. The standard rate applies to approximately 53% of activity, including the supply of adult clothes and footwear, electrical equipment, cars, petrol, diesel, alcohol and tobacco. This […]

Minister Donohoe encourages employers to avail of the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD has today, Friday, encouraged employers to register for the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) which replaces the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme from the 1st of September 2020.  The Government is committed to supporting employers by means of a wage subsidy, and since March over €2.7 billion of […]

July Exchequer returns demonstrate scale of fiscal challenge in line with expectations – Donohoe

Today’s Exchequer returns show that tax revenues in July were down by €983 million or 18.6 per cent on July last year, driven primarily by a decline in VAT receipts Overall tax revenue to end-July is down by 2.5 per cent or €791 million, boosted by strong corporation tax returns Reflecting significantly reduced consumption, VAT […]

Minister Donohoe reinstates Proprietary Directors to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) announced last week as part of the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus will continue to play a vital role in sustaining businesses and jobs as it takes over from the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) from 1 September next.   Currently, an estimated 390,000 employees are being directly supported by […]

Ministers Donohoe & McGrath meet Conor Murphy MLA Minister for Finance, Northern Ireland  

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath T.D. & Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe T.D met this afternoon with Conor Murphy MLA Minister for Finance, Northern Ireland. The meeting took place after this morning’s North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) Plenary meeting, which the three Ministers attended. The NSMC Plenary was the first such meeting […]

Councillor Colm O’Rourke

Cabra / Glasnevin   Colm was elected to Dublin City Council in May 2019, as a first time Councillor, representing the Cabra-Glasnevin Electoral Area. Colm is a young voice who will bring fresh perspectives to an area that is rapidly evolving and he is bringing an optimistic perspective to Dublin City Council.   Colm seeks […]

Minister Donohoe announces details of tax measures contained in the July Stimulus Plan

The July Jobs Stimulus Plan announced by the Government contains a suite of tax, loan and expenditure measures designed to directly support business at all levels of the economy that are negatively impacted by Covid-19. The Stimulus is the next stage in Ireland’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and will help ensure Ireland’s businesses get […]

Greening Dublin’s North-East Inner City – Progress Report

When the Government launched the North-East Inner City (NEIC) Initiative in 2017, one of the planned projects was the development and implementation of a Greening Strategy for the area.   Since the NEIC Greening Strategy was adopted in late 2018, much work has taken place on delivering five short-term projects, which have been substantially completed, […]