Minister Donohoe welcomes the publication of the fourth Open Government Partnership National Action Plan

The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe has welcomed the publication of the fourth Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2023-2025. The Open Government Partnership is based on the principle that an open government is more accessible, more responsive, and more accountable to its citizens, which is essential for democracy.  The Open […]

Opening statement to the Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action

A Cathaoirleach,  I would like to begin by thanking you and the Committee for the invitation to speak to you today. I am accompanied by Ken Cleary and Patrick Moran from the Climate Division in the Department of Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery, and Reform. I look forward to engaging with members and discussing […]

Minister Donohoe announces Government approval of new Public Service Agreement 2024 – 2026

Minister for Public Expenditure NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Tuesday, 13th February 2024) obtained Government approval of the Public Service Agreement 2024 – 2026.  In welcoming the approval of Government, Minister Donohoe noted that the terms of the proposed Agreement were the outcome of a complex and difficult negotiation process.   […]

Steady growth in tax receipts at the start of the year; expenditure numbers reflect increased investment – Ministers Donohoe & McGrath

Tax receipts in January were €7.8 billion, up €0.4 billion (or just under 5 per cent) on January last year. Income tax receipts in January amounted to €2.9 billion, up by 2.9 per cent on last year. VAT receipts of €3.8 billion were up by 4.0 per cent year-on-year.  January is generally the strongest VAT-due […]

Introductory Statement regarding the Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery, and Reform Group of Estimates for 2024

I am pleased to be here with you today to present the 2024 Estimates for my Department’s Group of Votes. I am joined today by the Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement and eGovernment, Ossian Smyth TD.   There are ten votes under the Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform Vote Group:  […]

Minister Donohoe welcomes Ireland’s progress to top ten for Digital Government 

Ireland has placed in the top 10 international performers in the 2023 Digital Government Index (DGI) published by the OECD. Ireland is ranked alongside countries such as Korea, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Canada. The Digital Government Index is an annual report that assesses the efforts made by governments to establish the foundations necessary for a […]

Minister Donohoe Minister Donohoe welcomes proposals on a new collective pay agreement for the public service 

Minister for Public Expenditure NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Friday) welcomed the proposed public pay agreement reached at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) earlier today.  Minister Donohoe said:  “Collective agreements have an important place in public service industrial relations. They provide a means to ensure we can deal with public pay […]

Ministers Donohoe, Harris and O’Brien unveil plans for 500 student accommodation beds as new long-term policy to deliver student accommodation is published

– Government agrees to pursue further projects in University College Dublin, Trinity and further beds in Dublin City University; – A call for proposals for accommodation projects in Technological Universities is to open in the coming weeks. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government […]

Minister Donohoe to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos 

President of the Eurogroup and Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, will travel today, 18 January, to Davos to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum which this year convenes under the theme ‘Rebuilding Trust’.  Minister Donohoe will participate in a panel discussion on ‘Uniting Europe’s […]

ESRI report ‘The National Development Plan in 2023: Priorities and Capacity’  

The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., today (12th January 2024) welcomes the ESRI’s publication of its report ‘The National Development Plan in 2023: Priorities and Capacity’.  Commenting on the publication of the report by the ESRI, Minister Donohoe noted:  “I welcome this comprehensive review of the constraints and capacity […]