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# finance-minister - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
# New Normal
# New Normal

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,013 Views 56 Comments

Today the biggest budget in the history of the State will be revealed – here’s what we know.

# finance-minister - Saturday 12 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 12th 2020, 3:33 PM 99,839 Views 82 Comments

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
# Finance Minister
# Finance Minister

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

Updated Jul 10th 2020, 1:17 PM 34,866 Views 89 Comments

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'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Jun 3rd 2020, 5:29 PM 24,408 Views 24 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Apr 30th 2020, 7:56 PM 44,815 Views 120 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Apr 21st 2020, 6:50 PM 49,103 Views 67 Comments

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
# Pay Outs
# Pay Outs

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

Mar 24th 2020, 12:05 PM 26,618 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Finance Minister
# Finance Minister

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

Feb 1st 2020, 2:40 PM 19,076 Views 122 Comments

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
# Finance Minister
# Finance Minister

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 6:05 AM 14,389 Views 31 Comments

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
# Remittances
# Remittances

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

Nov 25th 2019, 12:17 PM 15,004 Views 51 Comments

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
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

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

Sep 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,115 Views 37 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:10 PM 20,996 Views 85 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Jun 18th 2019, 9:00 PM 11,862 Views 34 Comments

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
# Strike
# Strike

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

Updated Jan 28th 2019, 3:55 PM 16,381 Views 76 Comments

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'
# House Prices
# House Prices

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

Jan 15th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,709 Views 48 Comments

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
# Exchequer Boost
# Exchequer Boost

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

May 26th 2018, 1:00 PM 8,536 Views 62 Comments

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
# Vulture Funds
# Vulture Funds

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

Feb 21st 2018, 3:44 PM 23,618 Views 122 Comments

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?
# The Battle Of Brexit
# The Battle Of Brexit

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

Jan 18th 2018, 11:31 AM 11,032 Views 38 Comments

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
# Finance Minister
# Finance Minister

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

Jan 18th 2018, 9:25 AM 13,285 Views 90 Comments

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
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

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

May 18th 2017, 9:45 PM 31,390 Views 216 Comments

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
# Waterford
# Waterford

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

Dec 1st 2016, 6:26 PM 19,928 Views 52 Comments

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
# Surgery
# Surgery

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

Dec 28th 2015, 10:40 PM 37,875 Views 164 Comments

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
# Shave And A Haircut
# Shave And A Haircut

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

Jul 6th 2015, 10:15 PM 98,987 Views 295 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jun 28th 2015, 9:42 AM 33,449 Views 307 Comments

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
# Banking
# Banking

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

Jan 15th 2015, 5:53 PM 16,708 Views 44 Comments

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
# Burn The Bondholders
# Burn The Bondholders

Anglo junior bondholders may still get pay-outs

Dec 4th 2014, 8:10 AM 6,111 Views 66 Comments

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
# Debt And Taxes
# Debt And Taxes

The Universal Social Charge isn't going anywhere - Noonan

Nov 28th 2014, 10:57 PM 37,052 Views 224 Comments

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

# finance-minister - Thursday 3 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 10:00 AM 2,062 Views 0 Comments

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
# Skin Cancer
# Skin Cancer

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

Jun 4th 2014, 11:39 AM 12,628 Views 35 Comments

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
# Hair Force One
# Hair Force One

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

May 17th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,298 Views 27 Comments

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
# Pop

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

Apr 9th 2014, 9:23 AM 13,958 Views 83 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

Government makes case for retroactive recapitalisation to European committee

Jan 17th 2014, 10:41 AM 4,441 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Top Dog
# Top Dog

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

Jan 8th 2014, 3:16 PM 11,508 Views 133 Comments

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
# Brace Yourself
# Brace Yourself

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

Dec 13th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,148 Views 83 Comments

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’
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

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

Nov 5th 2013, 5:37 PM 7,520 Views 33 Comments

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
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

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

Oct 15th 2013, 9:28 AM 3,864 Views 32 Comments

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
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

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

Oct 6th 2013, 1:02 PM 5,157 Views 67 Comments

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"
# Bailout Fund
# Bailout Fund

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

Sep 27th 2013, 4:43 PM 5,813 Views 42 Comments

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
# Raising A Glass
# Raising A Glass

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

Sep 23rd 2013, 5:04 PM 10,715 Views 62 Comments

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
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Noonan: VAT rate for restaurants likely to rise

Sep 20th 2013, 6:51 PM 8,848 Views 78 Comments

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.

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