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# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Taxpayers won't face higher property tax bills for 2021

The valuation date for local property tax has been deferred until 1 November 2021, said the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Dramatic slide in government finances: €6 billion deficit in May compared to €63m last year

The Covid-19 crisis has placed a heavy demand on the country’s finances.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Transitioning to 4-day working week in public service could cost at least €3.9 billion, Donohoe says

The government doesn’t appear keen on the prospect of a four-day week in the public service.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Paschal Donohoe says Irish economy is 'well-capable' of withstanding a no-deal Brexit

It’s estimated that there would be 55,000 fewer jobs in Ireland if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

# minister-for-finance - Sunday 9 December, 2018

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Haircuts, meals out and Irish hotel stays likely to get more expensive as VAT rate returns to 13.5%

The tax was cut to 9% to stimulate the tourism industry in 2012.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers

Paschal Donohoe was speaking to the Finance Committee today about the tracker mortgage scandal.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Ireland gets approval for early repayment of €5.5 billion in bailout loans

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has this will save Ireland €150 million over the remaining life of the loans.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

How often is the 'Single Malt' tax loophole used? The government is finding out

Paschal Donohoe has asked officials to look into the ‘Single Malt’ after a report indicated that it could become the new ‘Double Irish’.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Government approves new public servants' pay deal - but unions aren't on board

The Minister for Finance published a bill ratifying a new public workers’ pay deal which was drafted earlier this year.

# minister-for-finance - Friday 20 October, 2017

Paschal Donohoe: Tracker mortgage scandal 'shines a light into the culture of Irish banking'

The minister has called in all the banks next week to tell them their actions are unacceptable.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

# minister-for-finance - Monday 25 September, 2017

Paschal Donohoe begins transfer of Diageo shares into wife’s name ahead of Budget

The shares are being transferred in a bid to avoid any potential conflict ahead of next month’s Budget.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Ireland to repay €5.5 billion of bailout loans early to IMF, Denmark & Sweden

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says IMF chief Christine Lagarde has approved the deal.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick

Last month, the Minister for Finance allocated half a billion euro to Limerick, the State’s fourth-largest city.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'

The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Michael Noonan will do 'whatever it takes' to reach deficit targets

The Minister for Finance ruled out a €2 billion adjustment in Budget 2015

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Regulator knew about Setanta Insurance concerns since last November

An estimated 75,000 customers are believed to have been left without insurance after the company entered liquidation.

# minister-for-finance - 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.

# minister-for-finance - Monday 17 February, 2014

Noonan says income tax cuts are not a play for popularity

The Minister for Finance said once they have the resources, the Irish government will look to cutting income tax.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Noonan confirms he said no to bonuses in face-to-face meeting with AIB bosses

The Finance Minister has confirmed he met with officials from the bank, but “personally reinforced” that there are currently no plans to re-introduce bonuses.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Government 'knew bank levy could be passed onto consumers'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says that new figures from the Minister of Finance showed that the Central Bank has approved seven full applications for hikes in charges.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 23 January, 2014

€1.9 billion in outstanding debt on sub-prime mortgages in arrears

This amounts to more than half of the overall outstanding debt on these mortgages.

Bono is having dinner with the Taoiseach and Finance Minister tonight

The U2 frontman will join the pair, along with 25 company executives, for an IDA hosted dinner tonight at the World Economic Forum.

# minister-for-finance - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Enda Kenny and 6 other Irish people are attending the World Economic Forum

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is among those attending the event.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 16 January, 2014

'We need to get to the bottom of this': More details sought on missing bank guarantee letters

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach expressed concern over the loss of documents related to the bank guarantee in the Department of Finance.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 21 December, 2013

92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k

When both NTMA and NAMA staff figures are combined, 15 staff members earned over €200,000 in 2012.

# minister-for-finance - 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.

# minister-for-finance - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers' ESM

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'

The Minister for European Affairs said the government would be holding them to their commitment if necessary.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget 2014 speech

Did you miss the minister’s Budget 2014 announcement earlier? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Michael Noonan's 13-second Instagram preview of the Budget

Watch him reading an autocue in EXTREME CLOSE-UP.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Property tax cost over €21 million to set up

Over €25 million was allocated to establishing the tax, with over €21 million spent so far.

# minister-for-finance - Monday 16 September, 2013

Call for 50c 'environmental levy' on packs of 20 cigarettes

ASH Ireland said the levy should be imposed on the tobacco industry, on the ‘polluter pays’ principle.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Here's how much would be raised if income tax increased for earners over €100k

Michael Noonan has indicated that he won’t be considering any kind of ‘wealth tax’ in Budget 2014 – but has released figures on how much it would bring in.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Irish Exporters Association: 2014 must be the last year of austerity

The association said that if the government succeeds in creating more jobs, more harsh cuts should not be needed.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Department: Property tax will not be handed to the bondholders

A report today claimed that Minister Michael Noonan said the money will be used to reduce our deficit rather than to fund local services.

# minister-for-finance - Thursday 18 July, 2013

How would the Minister for Finance describe Ireland in one word? Debt.

In better news, the NTMA CEO said we are on target to exit the bailout programme.

# minister-for-finance - Sunday 14 July, 2013

51 convictions for illegal tobacco sale and smuggling so far this year

Over 11 million cigarettes and 2,913kgs of tobacco have been seized by Revenue.

# minister-for-finance - Saturday 20 April, 2013

From The42 Charlie McCreevy on the sidelines for Kildare U21s Minister For Losing

Charlie McCreevy on the sidelines for Kildare U21s

The former Minster for Finance works in the Lillywhites’ backroom.

# minister-for-finance - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

You can now pay the local property tax via... a vending machine

The three approved payment service providers are An Post TaxPay, Payzone and Omnivend.

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