Fine Gael Champion Flexible Working for Better Work/Life Balance, Right to Disconnect

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, today (Thursday the 16th of January) outlined Fine Gael’s plans to promote a better work/life balance by championing flexible working including remote working and the Right to Disconnect. Minister Donohoe said: “The Irish people have overcome […]

More and better jobs by getting the best Brexit deal

Fine Gael’s plan will create almost 200,000 additional new jobs by 2025 There will be more and better jobs under a Fine Gael Government that is the only one that can get the best Brexit deal according to the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. The Taoiseach made his comments at the launch of Fine Gael’s economic plan […]

Brexit is only at half time, now is not the time to take chances with Ireland’s future

Fine Gael delivered a good deal on Brexit, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Fein a risk too far to lead off the second half Martin must immediately clarify FF policy which threatens crashout It is only half time in the Brexit negotiations and, after Fine Gael delivering a good deal and preventing a hard Brexit, now […]

Minister Donohoe announced change to USC to as a result of the increase in National Minimum Wage

Following on from a Government announcement in December to increase the National Minimum Wage by 30c from €9.80 to €10.10 per hour from 1 February 2020, the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Friday) confirmed a consequential change to the USC thresholds.   As a result of the […]

Minister Donohoe updates Budget 2020 forecasts & makes provision for changes in corporation tax receipts

Potential for disorderly Brexit in 2020 now subsided allowing for growth figures to be updated to more accurately reflect economic position GDP to grow by 3.9 per cent this year, averaging 3 per cent per annum in the first half of this decade; Forecasts are predicated on a free-trade agreement between the EU and UK […]

Minister Donohoe publishes Project Ireland 2040 updates – Progress and Opportunities

Public capital investment will increase by a further 11% in 2020, up to 4% of national income compared to the EU average of 2.9% The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Tuesday) launched an updated Investment Projects and Programmes Tracker, Phase 2 of the MyProjectIreland interactive map and […]

Minister Donohoe welcomes strong tax performance last year

Excess corporation tax receipts used to improve end-of year surplus, better positioning Ireland for risks ahead Total taxation receipts in 2019 were €59.3 billion, up 6.8 per cent from a year earlier and driven by strong growth across all major tax heads; Taxation receipts for last year came in €1.4 billion ahead of original expectations, […]

Government makes digital transformation a priority for the Public Service in 2020

Government has set out plans for prioritising digital transformation within the Public Service in 2020.  Minister Donohoe brought a memorandum to Government on Tuesday 17th of December setting out the current state of digital across the Public Service and plans to accelerate the use of digital to modernise and streamline how public services are accessed […]

Minister Donohoe publishes independent external evaluation on Local Public Banking

Report finds that there is no economic case for the establishment of a State owned public banking network The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Thursday) published an independent report by Indecon International Economic Consultants on Community Banking in Ireland. Community Banking Evaluation – Indecon Report The report […]

Ministers Donohoe & Harris announce new Sláintecare contract for consultants

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD have today (December 18th) announced a new Sláintecare contract for consultants.  From Q2 2020, all future consultant appointments will be to the new Sláintecare Consultant contract which requires consultants employed by the State to focus 100% of their […]