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 […]

Government commits to using trustworthy AI in the Public Service

Government has today (9th January 2024) approved guidance on the use of AI in the Public Service, brought to Cabinet by Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney TD.  In the wake of agreement on a new European AI Act reached between […]

Exchequer surplus of €1.2 billion in 2023; tax revenue in line with expectations

Tax revenue in 2023 was €88.1 billion, an annual increase of €5.0 billion (6 per cent) and in line with Budget 2024 projections; Income tax receipts of €32.9 billion were €2.2 billion (7.1 per cent) ahead of 2022, reflecting the strength of the labour market; Corporation tax receipts of €23.8 billion were €1.2 billion (5.3 […]

Minister Donohoe publishes actuarial review of public service pension liabilities 

The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, T.D. briefed Government on the findings of an Actuarial Review of the State’s Accrued Liability in respect of Public Service Occupational Pensions in Ireland.  This process occurs every 3 years as required under EU rules.  The value of the State’s Accrued Liability in respect of retirement […]

President of the Eurogroup, Minister Donohoe, travels to Austria and Slovakia

President of the Eurogroup and Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, will travel to Austria today (Monday, 18 December). He will have bilateral meetings with the Austrian Finance Minister, Magnus Brunner; and the Austrian Central Bank Governor, Robert Holzmann.   Tomorrow morning, (Tuesday, 19 December), he will participate […]

Opening Statement to the Committee on Budgetary Oversight

I would like to thank the Chairperson and the Committee for the invitation to attend the meeting today to discuss the Supplementary Estimates for 2023.     The Revised Estimates for 2023 published last December set out planned expenditure of €91.1 billion. This funding was put in place to support the delivery of better public […]

Action Plan for Designing Better Public Services launched by Minister Donohoe

Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (6 December 2023) launched the Government’s Action Plan for Designing Better Public Services  – a roadmap for embedding design in the Public Service. The new Action Plan provides a tangible, practical and comprehensive pathway for how Government will integrate design principles across the Public […]

Fiscal performance broadly in line with expectations to end-November, corporation tax recovers in key month

November is, by far, the most important month of the year for tax collection. A total of €15.6 billion was collected in November, €2.0 billion (14.7 per cent) higher than in the same month last year. This means that total tax revenues in the year to end-November amounted to €82.0 billion, €4½ billion (5.8 per […]

Minister Donohoe to travel to the US in role as President of the Eurogroup

President of the Eurogroup and Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, will travel today, (Tuesday, 28 November), to the United States. The visit aims to deepen the transatlantic economic dialogue between the US and Eurogroup. He will visit Washington, D.C. as part of his engagement with US monetary and […]

Minister Donohoe Launches New Open Data Strategy

The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, has today (Thursday 23 November) launched the 2023 – 2027 Open Data Strategy. Open Data is about making data held by public bodies freely available and easily accessible online for reuse and redistribution. This new strategy provides the framework for the actions that the […]