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# Paschal Donohoe

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# timeline
Explained: What you need to know about failed election declarations from Paschal Donohoe and SF
Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have consistently sniped one another over their failure to properly declare donations and expenses.
# Expenses
Ó Broin insists his party doesn't 'owe Donohoe apology' in wake of SF expenses revelations
Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Ó Broin said there is a “world of a difference” between Sinn Féin’s situation and Donohoe’s.
# Paschal Donohoe
Donohoe confirms breach of 2020 election rules, says he was unaware of details last week
Taoiseach says Donohoe told him businessman Michael Stone would be making a statement in advance of his Dáil statement.
# michael stone
Businessman Michael Stone confirms he assisted Paschal Donohoe during 2020 election campaign
Stone paid six workers €972 to hang posters in Donohoe’s Dublin Central constituency.
Last month
January 2023
# tax treatment
NBC top execs warned Martin and Varadkar that Ireland could miss out on big movie productions
Movie executives urged Martin and Varadkar to review movie-making tax treatment, as culture minister makes case for €100m tax cap.
# donohoe to blame
Explainer: Why is Paschal Donohoe still in hot water over political donation declarations?
The Minister is now due to make a further statement to the Dáil on Tuesday.
# Paschal Donohoe
Opposition continues pressure on embattled Donohue
The Public Expenditure Minister is to make a further statement on his expenses on Tuesday.
# SIPO
Tánaiste questioned over Donohoe controversy: 'I’m going to wait to see what Paschal has to say'
The minister said he would address matters that were put to him yesterday by opposition members.
# Public Service
Civil servants warn Donohoe of 'reform fatigue' within public sector due to Covid and Brexit
The warning was issued in a ministerial briefing from December 2022.
# Paschal Donohoe
Paschal Donohoe apologises for 'clear mistake' but opposition parties query figures
Minister Paschal Donohoe said he understood work on hanging election posters to have been done on a ‘voluntary basis’.
# ethics
'He's fully corrected the record': Coveney defends Donohoe over undeclared donation
Coveney said he believes that Donohoe has given a “very detailed explanation as to what happened”.
# Paschal Donohoe
Businessman who paid for Paschal Donohoe postering work is Land Development Agency board member
Michael Stone was appointed to the position by then Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
# sipo's teeth
Long overdue ethics laws to keep politicians in check can't be delayed, say opposition
Minister Michael McGrath says very many of Sipo’s asks will be included in legislation reforms.
# SIPO
Explainer: Why is Paschal Donohoe in hot water over his expense declarations?
Sinn Féin have said that the Public Expenditure Minister’s explanation was “simply not credible”.
# Sipo complaint
Donohoe apologises for failing to declare election donation in 2016 following Sipo complaint
A complaint has been made over the use of an engineering firm to erect and remove election posters.
# Paschal Donohoe
Donohoe to review his records from 2016 election after complaint to SIPO
A complaint alleges that services for Donohoe’s campaign should have been declared as a corporate donation.
Last year
2022
# Eurogroup
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe re-elected as Eurogroup president
The vote took place today.
# Eurogroup
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe set to be re-elected as Eurogroup president this afternoon
Donohoe was the only minister to put his name forward for the role when nominations closed two weeks ago.
Restoring bankers bonuses and removing pay caps an 'insult' to working families, Dáil hears
The decision was criticised by Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall.
# archives
Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released
Minister Catherine Martin said the collection ‘brings home the true reality of the human cost of those turbulent times’.
# cashless society
Certain businesses and sectors should be legislated to accept cash
A review into retail banking states that there will be a decline in bank branches and ATMs in the coming years.
Government advised to preemptively legislate to ensure that cash continues to be accepted by certain sectors and businesses, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
Risks could arise should retailers such as large supermarket chains and other services such as GPs or hospitals decide to not accept cash, the banking report finds.
The Irish bank branch network has reduced from 617 branches in June 2020 to 438 branches in September 2022.
'We got it wrong, we made a mistake': AIB not planning to return to cashless branch strategy
Politicians declare victory for ‘people power’ after AIB u-turn on withdrawing cash services
# East Wall
East Wall: Donohoe says residents raised 'important and sensitive' matters relating to housing of refugees
Protests have taken place in East Wall this week.
# eurogroup president
Paschal Donohoe set for second term as Eurogroup president after running unopposed
After much speculation on the impact of the upcoming cabinet reshuffle on the government’s efforts to remain at the helm of the Eurogroup, Donohoe is set to continue on as president.
# Eurozone
Paschal Donohoe asks Eurogroup members to re-elect him as president
He is bidding for another term despite plans for the Cabinet reshuffle to take him out of the Finance portfolio.
# Eurogroup
McGrath 'strongly supports' Donohoe's bid for second term as Eurogroup President
Paschal Donohoe was nominated by the Government for a second term earlier this month.
# Housing
Small landlords to be offered up to €10,000 in tax breaks for retrofitting properties
A new scheme will allow landlords to write off expenses for retrofitting rental homes while the tenant remains there.
# Paschal Donohoe
Eurozone finance ministers to vote for new Eurogroup President next month
Paschal Donohoe is currently seeking a second term as President of the Eurogroup.
# Eurogroup
Government to nominate Paschal Donohoe for second term as President of the Eurogroup
The proposal would see Michael McGrath represent Ireland at the Eurogroup as Finance Minister.
# tax receipts
Exchequer surplus of €7.3 billion recorded in year to the end of October
This compares to a deficit of €7.4 billion in the same period last year.
# Data Centres
Paschal Donohoe says data centres could not be excluded from energy scheme
The Finance Minister rounded on people who “want to chase data centres out of Ireland”.
# Student Accommodation
Donohoe announces expansion of €500 rent credit to parents of third-level students
The new €500 rental credit was announced as part of Budget 2023.
# concrete levy
O'Brien warns Donohoe of Fianna Fáil concerns about concrete levy
The Housing Minister raised the concerns in a letter to the Finance Minister.
# Exchequer Returns
Tax revenues for first nine months of the year just under €58 billion
This is up €12 billion on the same period last year, according to the Department of Finance.
# budget 2023
Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?
Some measures included in the €11 billion budget have already been enacted.
# Cost of Living
'Our citizens need help': Everything you need to know about Budget 2023
The Government has confirmed a range of measures including tax band changes, electricity credits and social welfare increases.
# Tax Bands
Income tax standard rate cut off point raised to €40,000
The €3,200 rise in the rate will amount to €640 for most PAYE workers.
# budget 2023
As inflation continues, Govt says no to price caps and yes to spending more on Ukraine military
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar were speaking in Limerick today.
# Cabinet Reshuffle
Donohoe refuses to be drawn on Eurogroup issue but his party leader hopes he can keep the role
Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath is expected to take over the finance ministry in December.
# rotating jobs
Taoiseach expects Michael McGrath to take up finance minister job following reshuffle
Parity of esteem between parties is central to the cohesion in Government, says Taoiseach.
# windfall tax
Government to consider EU’s windfall tax plans as part of budget
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is to set out detailed plans.