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# finance-minister - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Yanis Varoufakis calls Paschal Donohoe a 'chronic and pathetic finance minister'

Varoufakis served as the Greek Finance Minister from January to July 2015.

# finance-minister - Friday 10 July, 2020

Paschal Donohoe says it's 'frustrating' to see another costs row over National Children's Hospital

BAM released a statement saying that it was excluded from the government’s Covid-19 ex-gratia payments, which it called “unfair”.

# finance-minister - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Paschal Donohoe: 'Wage subsidy scheme will not disappear overnight'

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment and the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme will be extended beyond the original June end date.

# finance-minister - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Paschal Donohoe says ministers won't take pay cut during Covid-19 pandemic

The finance minister had previously said he would consider actions taken by other governments in terms of pay cuts for politicians.

# finance-minister - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Future changes to pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme to be considered, says minister

Paschal Donohoe says people may have to move to normal social welfare schemes and wages subsidy scheme will have to be tapered.

# finance-minister - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Minister says he expects insurers to 'play their part and act reasonably' by honouring claims

Claims are being rejected as Covid-19 is not on the list of infectious diseases on some policies.

# finance-minister - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Paschal Donohoe accused of 'scaremongering' for saying Sinn Féin policies would 'scorch the economy'

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin were accused by the Greens of “sprinkling magic” in their manifestos.

# finance-minister - Monday 2 December, 2019

Minister urged not to scrap special tax relief scheme for top executives of foreign companies

Business Minister Heather Humphreys said ‘for reputational reasons’ the government should not remove the tax relief scheme.

# finance-minister - Monday 25 November, 2019

Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement

The Galway West TD singled out Nigeria while raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.

# finance-minister - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Behind-the-scenes pressure on minister to raise inheritance tax threshold in the Budget

A tax-free threshold on transfers between parents and their children currently stands at €320,000.

# finance-minister - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Will there be a 2020 Christmas bonus? No decision's been made yet

Pearse Doherty said Christmas comes every year, yet the bonus hasn’t been factored into spending.

# finance-minister - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Bank bosses may face fines and sanctions in the future, but won't get jail time under new law

The new laws were drawn up in the wake of the tracker-mortgage scandal.

# finance-minister - Monday 28 January, 2019

Labour Court to hold talks this afternoon between unions and government as nurses strike looms

Minister Paschal Donohoe issued a warning earlier today over reaching a pay deal with nurses.

# finance-minister - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Minister moves to reassure public that reformed property tax will be 'affordable' and 'fair'

Due to the rapid increase in house prices, there have been concerns about the massive leap in tax homeowners will have to pay.

# finance-minister - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Government hopes to make €27m from sugar tax this year alone

The new tax kicked in on 1 May.

# finance-minister - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured

PTSB, which is 75% State owned, has been defending its plan to sell off a book of non-performing loans.

# finance-minister - Thursday 18 January, 2018

France to lend priceless Bayeux Tapestry to Britain - but is Macron just trolling?

Historians and political commentators can’t agree on whether this is a gesture of goodwill, or a “wonderful joke”.

Property Tax: Donohoe says he wants 'moderate, affordable' changes by 2020

He also spoke about the €13 billion Apple Tax bill and defended Ireland’s 12.5% corporation tax rate in an interview on Morning Ireland.

# finance-minister - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down

The Finance Minister says he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.

# finance-minister - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Garda gets €250k damages after being forced to retire early due to 'vicious' pub assault

Gerard Walsh said he thought he would die in the attack, which happened in 1992.

# finance-minister - Monday 28 December, 2015

Michael Noonan spent Christmas in hospital due to fluid on his chest

The Finance Minister says he is “well on the mend”.

# finance-minister - Monday 6 July, 2015

Greece has met its new finance minister as the ECB hits the country where it hurts

The European Central Bank raised the haircuts on its Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greece this evening.

# finance-minister - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Poll: Is the Greek government right to hold a referendum on its bailout deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the Greek government right to hold a referendum on its bailout deal?

Tsipras is going to let the people decide – is that the right thing to do?

# finance-minister - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike

The union Unite wants to meet the Finance Minister over the issues.

# finance-minister - Thursday 4 December, 2014

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.

# finance-minister - Friday 28 November, 2014

The Universal Social Charge isn't going anywhere - Noonan

Michael Noonan says it’s here for the “foreseeable future”.

# finance-minister - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge UK finance minister George Osborne makes a hames of kid's question: "What's 7 times 8?" Seven Times Eight Is...

UK finance minister George Osborne makes a hames of kid's question: "What's 7 times 8?"

This would never happen to Michael Noonan. Right?

# finance-minister - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

'Jesus, there's a lump there' - Michael Noonan recalls the moment he discovered he had cancer

The finance minister said he found a lump on his shoulder in February.

# finance-minister - Saturday 17 May, 2014

The infamous snail, those freezing musicians ... that hair: On Trump Patrol in Co Clare

The most cringe inducing Irish-American moment since Jedward met Barack? Whatever you made of it, here’s what went on in the lead-up to The Donald’s bizarre red carpet welcome…

# finance-minister - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Bubble? What bubble? Here's why Noonan isn't worried by rising property prices Pop

Bubble? What bubble? Here's why Noonan isn't worried by rising property prices

The finance minister noted that prices are still 47 per cent lower than their 2007 peak.

# finance-minister - Friday 17 January, 2014

Government makes case for retroactive recapitalisation to European committee

A member of the European Parliament Committee who are in Dublin today to discuss the bank bailout said while Ireland has a case to make, so does every other country.

# finance-minister - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Noonan named as Europe's Finance Minister of the Year by 'The Banker'

The Financial Times’ magazine said that Noonan was awarded the accolade because of his “extraordinary progress” since taking the job in 2011.

# finance-minister - Friday 13 December, 2013

Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day

There’ll be a sustained eight-hour media assault by Cabinet members and State agency bosses today, as the Government marks the end of the bailout.

# finance-minister - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Noonan: Decision on post-bailout credit line ‘finely balanced’

Minister Michael Noonan will travel to the Hague today to discuss Ireland’s bailout exit with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

# finance-minister - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Noonan: 'No connection' between cuts for pensioners & free GP care for under 5s

The Minister’s been speaking to reporters on his way into the final Cabinet meeting ahead of Budget 2014.

# finance-minister - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Rabbitte: I believe adjustment will be lower than €3.1 billion

It’s expected the figure for Budget 2014 will be finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

# finance-minister - Friday 27 September, 2013

ESM chief: Recouping of AIB, BoI costs "either difficult or impossible"

The Government had been hoping to unload the debt from the two bailed-out banks.

# finance-minister - Monday 23 September, 2013

That extra euro on a bottle of wine has raised €45 million in taxes

The Irish Wine Association says the tax is disproportionate and excessive, and wants it reversed in the upcoming Budget.

# finance-minister - Friday 20 September, 2013

Noonan: VAT rate for restaurants likely to rise

The Finance Minister said the reduction of the 13.5 per cent rate for the hospitality sector had always been a short-term “pump priming” measure.

# finance-minister - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Noonan: People need to stop mucking around in Garda business

The Finance Minister has been expressing concerns about “contamination of evidence” while answering questions about the Anglo Tapes controversy today.

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