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# Department of Finance

Last month
June 2024
Chambers wants to give workers 'a break' on income tax but says Government must be 'careful'
This year
2024
Paschal Donohoe 'not planning' to step down from Cabinet role, will contest general election
Finance Department to raise concerns on Illegal Israeli Settlements Divestment Bill at Committee
Ireland's national debt one of the highest in the world at €42,000 per person
Tax receipts in January up by nearly 5% on same time last year, at €7.8 billion
Finance Minister announces interest rate on warehoused tax debt by businesses reduced to 0%
Department warned Finance Minister against tax break for landlords in Budget 2024
Finance Minister McGrath travels to California to talk trade and meet with tech companies
Last year
2023
Budget 2024 confirmed tax & USC changes and a significant cigarette price hike
Budget 2024: Here are the main points you need to know
Public finance surplus of over €9.6 billion projected for this year
New legislation will allow credit unions to take part in loan syndications
Corporation tax receipts fall to €1.8 billion in September, exchequer returns show
Fewer than 50,000 renters have claimed the Rent Tax Credit so far this year
Minister says €1 billion drop in corporation tax highlights ‘vulnerabilities’ in public finances
Ireland's economy grew in the last quarter, new figures show
Finance Minister wants 'full account' of what happened with BOI glitch
Dept of Finance says govt can't do anything about banks paying low interest rates to savers
Irish Government campaigning to make Dublin base for EU anti-money laundering watchdog
VAT reduction on sport and exercise classes considered by government for upcoming budget
'Weight-based' tax for cars considered to offset the annual €1.5b cost of switching to EVs
Irish State sells off 5% of shares in PTSB raising €55.2 million
Government approves zero VAT rate for the supply and installation of solar panels
Corporation tax up 71% in the first quarter of 2023 - but half of it is 'unlikely to be permanent'
Irish Financial Stability Group to monitor effects of SVB collapse on Ireland
Department of Finance ‘monitoring developments’ of collapsed Silicon Valley Bank
Domestic economy entered 'technical recession' last year but is still up 8.2%
Ireland has one of the highest per capita debt burdens in the world, around €44,250 per citizen
All time
'Serious concern' as Central Bank issues €738m to government in excess of funds available
Exchequer surplus of €7.3 billion recorded in year to the end of October
Committee to be told concrete levy will add €1,200 to cost of the 'most common house types'
Tax revenues for first nine months of the year just under €58 billion
Public finance surplus of over €4.4 billion projected for this year
Budget 2023: What can we expect in next week's package?
Ministers who breach 'cooling-off' period before lobbying could soon be fined €25k
Ireland reports record €68.4 billion tax take for 2021 - an annual increase of almost 20%
Housing minister has had no discussions about cuckoo fund trade shows, says Dept
'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'
Accountability regime for top bankers 'to be in place within 18 months'
Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances