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 […]

Tax revenues increase and spending rises too – Donohoe & McGrath

Taxes in Q1 up year-on-year reflecting 2020 lockdown, but spending up €2.5 billion   Today’s Exchequer figures show that tax revenues to end-March were up €130 million, or 1 per cent, on the same period last year; VAT receipts to end-March were up by €350 million, or 8.4 per cent reflecting the severity of the […]

Minister Donohoe attends IMF & World Bank virtual Spring Meetings & G7 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors meeting

This week, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, will participate in a series of events as part of the 2021 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings will be held virtually for the second consecutive year. The Minister […]

Update on 2021 North-East Inner City Greening Strategy

Further progress is being made in delivering projects as part of the North-East Inner City Greening Strategy, including improvements to Sean McDermott Street and in Summerhill to name but two. Recently, the Programme Implementation Board, chaired by Michael Stone approved funding of €545,000 to advance 12 projects as part of the 2021 Greening Strategy.   […]

CRSS payments of €400m+ supporting jobs & workers during times of challenge – Donohoe

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Wednesday) outlined that Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) payments of over €400m have been made by the Revenue Commissioners to businesses since the inception of the Scheme, which was announced and came into effect on Budget Day, 13th October 2020.   Approximately €260m of this has […]

Minister Donohoe welcomes receipt of Ireland’s SURE loan as part of EU support

€2.492 billion used to support jobs and workers through TWSS in time of need   In the Budget 2021 speech, the Minister for Finance announced the Irish Government’s decision to make a formal application to the European Commission for funding under the Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) Instrument. The application was […]

Speech by Eurogroup President and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD In Conversation with European Movement Ireland

Good morning.     I am delighted to speak to the European Movement Ireland. The international European movement network of which you are a part was established over 70 years ago and you, along with your sister organisations, have spent the years communicating and inspiring ordinary citizens to learn about and engage with our European […]

Minister Donohoe notes completion of repayment of UK bilateral loan

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has today (Friday) completed the repayment of Ireland’s bilateral loan from the UK. As part of the EU/IMF programme of financial assistance, Ireland borrowed £3.23 billion from the UK under a bilateral loan agreement. This loan was disbursed in eight equal tranches of £403 million over the period October 2011 to […]

Dublin Central Fine Gael Team Deliver Much Needed Roads & Footpath Improvement Programme

Your local Fine Gael team in Dublin Central, comprising myself, Councillors Colm O’Rourke, Ray McAdam and Naoise O’Muiri have secured €2.6m in City *8*Council funding to deliver a targeted Roads Improvement and Footpath Enhancement Scheme across the constituency.   This funding will be used to upgrade badly damaged local streets, as well as enabling the […]