Speech to the Irish Tax Institute Annual Dinner

Good evening everybody. It is my great pleasure to be invited to attend your annual dinner this evening and I would like to begin by thanking Frank Mitchell, President of the Irish Tax Institute, for giving me the honour of addressing you again this year. I would like to reflect on two broad themes which […]

Record level of employment in 2019 is testament to robust labour market & strong economy – Donohoe

The level of employment increased by 65,000 in 2019 (+2.9 per cent) compared to 2018 Employment in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased by 79,900 (+3.5 per cent) relative to the same quarter in 2018 The average level of employment (2,322,500) in 2019 is an all-time annual high  Unemployment rate of 4.7 per cent in […]

Speech at the European Financial Forum

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for your participation in the European Financial Forum today. I want to commend the IDA and my officials in the Department of Finance for the work they have done to organise this event. Background to IFS development The development of international financial services has been an important […]

EFF offers valuable platform to discuss challenges & opportunities within financial sector – Donohoe & D’Arcy

The Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, together with the Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’Arcy, today announced the final agenda and line-up of speakers for the European Financial Forum, which will take place in Dublin Castle tomorrow, Wednesday 12 February. Now entering its fifth year, the […]

Now is not the time to take a punt on our country’s future –Coveney, Donohoe

Time to step away from the ‘soundbytes of change’ to evidence of detailed plans to move country forward Now is not the time to take a punt on our future, after the hard-won progress we have made has turned our country around, An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney and Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal […]

€2 billion from carbon tax revenue for retrofitting

FG pledge additional €244 million investment for Just Transition in the Midlands Fine Gael will marry real climate action with economic stability and deliver real change according to Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton today (Monday). Minister Bruton made his comments […]

Yet again FF tax comments misleading and inaccurate – Donohoe

Fianna Fáil are once again misleading the public on Fine Gael’s tax proposals, according to Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe.  “Fine Gael’s tax proposals are simple and straightforward. Firstly, we want to increase the threshold where the higher rate of income tax kicks in.  We want to raise it from €36,500 […]

Is Micheál Martin proposing to give up our tax veto?

Will Martin try to blame yet another Fianna Fáil manifesto typo? The Fianna Fáil manifesto commits a European Fiscal and Transfer Union but this will undermine our FDI model and put employment across the country under threat according to the Minister for Finance and Fine Gael Director of Organisation, Paschal Donohoe. The FF vow raises […]

Carers and people with disabilities hit in Fianna Fáil manifesto debacle

FF gives €267 million tax cut to the wealthy, but only €10 over five years to carers and people with disabilities The debacle of the Fianna Fáil manifesto continued this morning (Tuesday) as it emerged that carers and people with disabilities are being given a miserly €10 increase over the next five years. Fianna Fáil’s […]

Fianna Fáil’s uncosted fictional manifesto will be disastrous for the country

Fine Fáil’s General Election manifesto is an uncosted work of fiction that will have a disastrous impact on the country, Fine Gael’s Director of Organisation, Paschal Donohoe, has said. Minister Donohoe, said: “It is really remarkable that Fianna Fáil has not been able to present a properly costed set of proposals to the country. They […]