Minister Donohoe congratulates Ministers McGrath and Chambers on their elevation

Speaking this morning following the Government announcement that Minister Michael McGrath is to be nominated as Ireland’s next EU Commissioner, Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe said: ‘I am very pleased for Michael that he is to go forward as our next Commissioner. This is good news for Europe […]

Minister Donohoe travels to Austria, Luxembourg & Italy as part of Eurogroup work

President of the Eurogroup and Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, is in Vienna today, (Wednesday, 19 June), where he will participate in a panel discussion on the future of the Capital Markets Union organised by the Austrian Finance Ministry.   He will then travel to Luxembourg on Thursday […]

Minister Donohoe Publishes the 2023 Public Service Performance Report (PSPR) 

Report examines how Government Departments are performing against targets and the impact of public services on society   The Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., has today 17th June 2024, published the Public Service Performance Report for 2023.   The 8th annual Public Service Performance Report (PSPR) provides […]

Minister Donohoe Publishes the 2023 Public Service Performance Report (PSPR)  

Report examines how Government Departments are performing against targets and the impact of public services on society   The Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., has today 17th June 2024, published the Public Service Performance Report for 2023.   The 8th annual Public Service Performance Report (PSPR) provides […]

Ministers Donohoe and Smyth welcome new procurement arrangement for remanufactured laptops

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) has launched a new framework that allows public bodies to purchase remanufactured laptops. This is the first arrangement of its kind in the EU and can be availed of by all public service bodies regardless of size.  The contract has an estimated value of up to €30 million and […]

Transcript of the ESRI Budget Perspectives 2025 Speech

I’ve had the opportunity to participate in many such conferences over the years and I always find the papers that you discuss and the immediate analysis offered a very helpful component in the work that we do in preparing for the Budget and then delivering it later in the year.   In doing that work, […]

2024 European of the Year Award

The European Union is driven by experience of the darkest moments of our history but inspired by the necessity of shaping, with hope, our future.  Loss after war was the guiding impulse at the creation of this project.  Hope, today, at a time of war and vast change must be the rhythm in our thoughts […]

Robust tax revenues in May, increased expenditure shows continued investment in infrastructure and public services

Today’s Exchequer figures show that tax revenues to end-May were up on last year by €2.1 billion or 6.2 per cent, driven primarily by a strong performance in VAT and corporation tax; Income tax receipts in the period of €13.9 billion are up on last year by €0.9 billion or 6.7 per cent;  VAT receipts […]

Government Advances Life Events Programme for Enhanced Public Services 

The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (05 June 2024) announced that the Cabinet has agreed to advance the development of the Government ‘Life Events’ Programme. This comprehensive initiative aims to transform public services to be more accessible, proactive, convenient and seamless both online and in line with the […]

Minister Donohoe announces commencement of new measures to update and improve lobbying activity 

Failure to comply with ‘cooling off’ period could result in penalty of €25k and ban on lobbying   Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Friday) confirmed that the remaining provisions in the Regulation of Lobbying and Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) (Amendment) 2023 Act, which relate to new sanctions, […]