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# Department of Finance

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Anglo junior bondholders may still get pay-outs
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said it is unclear whether the €280 million worth of bondholders will pursue their claims but if they do, they may be legally entitled to a dividend.
The Universal Social Charge isn't going anywhere - Noonan
Michael Noonan says it’s here for the “foreseeable future”.
Here are 7 things we know about the Budget so far
With just over a week to go, we’re getting excited.
With 12 days until the Budget, here's how the numbers are shaping up
The final exchequer returns before Budget 2015 have been released this evening.
Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all
The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.
Cheque it out: State agencies set to stop accepting cheque payments from businesses
However, this won’t impact on individuals, and will only remove around 1.2% of total cheques from the system.
Poll: Should a special scheme to help first-time buyers be introduced?
The aim of the possible scheme is to help out new house buyers’ “creditworthiness”.
Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector?
The public sector employs hundreds of thousands of people, yet it rarely if ever actually dismisses anyone. It’s bizarre.
More than €2.5 billion cash held by Ireland could be reinvested in economy - but it isn't
The assets are part of the National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF) discretionary portfolio.
Consumer rights on 'vulture fund' mortgage books to be beefed up
The Government is pushing legislation to put the new owners of Irish loan books on a shorter leash.
Want a cut in income tax? It could mean tripling the property tax
A Department of Finance paper also found that the economy could be boosted by lowering the cost of credit for SMEs
Pathway to 'Dublin's Canary Wharf': Nama's €3 billion property play
Developers who had lands transferred to the State’s bad bank could end up developing sites in the Docklands.
Long-term arrears would take 33 years to clear at current rate
Progress in solving mortgage arrears is slow, with industry experts criticising the solutions deployed.
There's a new boss at the Department of Finance
Career civil servant Derek Moran was approved by cabinet today.
The exchequer tax take is €500 million ahead of target
Despite the positive overall picture, overspend in the Department of Health is still proving a drag on State finances.
A senator wants to stop the pre-budget 'kite flying'. Here's how...
Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has proposed legislation that she says would put an end to the usual pre-budget speculation and leaks.
'Again consumers lose out and the banks win' - PTSB to sell mortgage loan books
David Hall has criticised the decision of the bank and its sub-prime unit for its decision to sell the two loan books of impaired mortgages.
Opinion: There's no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland
In the event of a finding against Ireland, the fallout will be measured in a drop of nurses, medical cards and Gardaí on the streets.
Nearly every FOI request about the liquidation of Anglo has been refused
Eleven out of 12 Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Finance about the liquidation of IBRC have been refused. The other was withdrawn.
The IMF is back in town, and it's not mad on the Government's mortgage strategy
The first bailout review has urged caution on the strategy, which was announced in the run-in to elections last month.
"We’ve looked at those higher earners and they’re not there." - FF rejects SF's wealth tax proposals
Fine Gael described the plans as a “fairytale”.
Government gets €765,000 a year from slot machines
Not from gambling themselves, we should add.
Michael Noonan seized the initiative in disclosing cancer fight, now he'll just want to get on with it
The Minister for Finance hopes to continue in his role despite his health scare.
Michael Noonan received treatment for skin cancer after finding lump
The Minister for Finance said he received five weeks radiotherapy and then had a sarcoma removed.
Small businesses believe upturn is 'fragile'
SMEs are holding off on expansion until they feel more positive about the upturn, a new survey has found.
Noonan: online tool will unlock €2 billion in funding for small business
The launch follows criticism of the Government’s approach to SME grants and funding.
Is the Irish commercial property feeding frenzy a good idea?
Investors are hungry for Irish assets, and they’re not short of cash. But are we underselling ourselves?
Someone in the Department of Finance is having a little fun with their WiFi
Department of MESSERS, more like.
The next Budget will be in 152 days
“The Budget is the Budget,” Michael Noonan confirmed in that unique way of his today.
John Moran won't be able to take a job for a year - unless the Department say so
Back to the juice bar for John?
New scheme would help first-time buyers get foot on property ladder
The scheme, which is being examined by the Department of Finance, would see the State guarantee a proportion of mortgages.
John Moran: There was no sinister reason for my resignation
Moran said his main objective was for Ireland to exit the Troika bailout and we’ve done that now.
The most senior official in Michael Noonan's department has resigned
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that it was with “great regret” that he accepted Moran’s resignation as secretary general of the Department of Finance this morning.
Profile: Who is John Moran?
A look back at the former Secretary-General’s life and times since joining Finance in 2012.
The Government wants to hear from cash-strapped SMEs
Tell Michael Noonan all about your problems.
IBRC is paying us back €12.9 billion
And even more cash could come from IBRC if it sells off the rest of its loan portfolio.
Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans
Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.
Pearse Doherty: Missing bank guarantee letters may be grounds for conspiracy theory
Letters have gone missing from the Department of Finance and – it was revealed this week – Bank of Ireland in a development described as “highly suspicious” by the Sinn Féin deputy Pearse Doherty.
Finance Dept: We haven't found those missing documents. BOI: We can't find them either
Officials have been unable to locate missing two letters from the period after the bank guarantee despite “an extensive search” while Bank of Ireland has admitted: “We cannot find a copy of our own records.”
Hands up: Department of Finance to adjust figures after mixing-up €101m of VAT with income tax
The department say that the overall level of tax collected remains unchanged.