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# Paschal Donohoe

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'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins
The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.
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.
'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out
Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.
Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation
Some have called for a time limited ‘sunset clause’ to be included in the Bill relating to detentions.
Banks to offer three-month mortgage break to customers affected by coronavirus outbreak
Banks will also defer court proceedings for three months.
Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans
AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank will meet Department of Finance officials at 4pm.
Donohoe: 'The normal that we all knew weeks ago - that is a normal that we will not be returning back to'
The Finance Minister said efforts to boost the economy would only be proportionate alongside public health advice.
New Revenue measures set up for SMEs experiencing cashflow problems
All debt enforcement activity has been suspended until further notice.
'Economic shock' of Covid-19: Some central banks cut interest rates as Lagarde raises spectre of 2008
The economic effects of coronavirus can be mitigated “if we handle it well,” according to the Bank of England.
Pay workers who have to take time off due to Covid-19 illness or self-isolation, Donohoe says
The Minister for Finance said that he was aware this would have “financial consequences” but added supports are in place.
Social Democrats’ Gary Gannon takes final seat in Dublin Central battleground
The constituency takes in a broad stretch of Dublin’s northside, from the inner city out to Smithfield, and north towards Ashtown and Drumcondra.
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.
FactCheck: Did Paschal Donohoe meet any individual insurance company in the midst of the insurance crisis?
Minister of State Michael D’Arcy said Minister Donohoe has met with the firms, Michael McGrath says he was told otherwise – but who is right?
'Nutters' dismissal, Leo in a forklift and 'silly attacks': Parties get out for the first full day on the campaign trail
The Taoiseach hit the road to Monaghan.
Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel
The tax will be paid into the government’s Climate Action Fund every year.
Ireland's corporation tax receipts set to take a hit under new rules and fall by up to €2bn
Ireland’s corporation tax increased again this year.
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.
Ireland's corporation tax take expected to rise again this year, but Donohoe admits it can't be relied upon in future
Donohoe said this morning that the Exchequer ran a €1.5 billion surplus last year.
Paschal Donohoe says Verona Murphy wasn't made to apologise by Fine Gael
Donohoe also said that Murphy’s views on immigration were not known by the party ahead of the by-election campaign.
Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints
The finance minister has said he will look for an alternative way to investigate the complaint.
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.
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 calls on Noel Grealish to clarify why he singled out Nigeria during leaders questions
Grealish was accused of engaging in “disgraceful racism” after raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.
Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.
Government-backed finance agency approves funding for development of over 500 new homes
Home Building Finance Ireland announced it has approved over €100m in funding since the start of the year.
'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate
The minister said RPZ rules will never bring 4% rate rise across the board.
Budget 2020: What measures take effect from today and what comes into effect next year?
A carbon tax hike and levy on cigarettes kicks in today while other measures kick in next year.
'I've concerns about the level of tax they're paying': Property investment firms to be hit with tax avoidance clampdown tonight
New anti-avoidance measures are to be passed by the Dáil tonight.
Rank-and-file officers accuse government of 'building garda reform plan on quicksand'
The GRA pointed out that €15 million for the Trump and Pence visits will have to come out of the additional €81 million announced today.
Paschal Donohoe unveils 'absolutely no surprises' Budget 2020
In the face of a potential no-deal Brexit, the minister has said the budget will be “safe” and “cautious”.
Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased
The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.
Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents
Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.
Here's what the government has planned for its €1.2 billion no-deal Brexit package
There was a focus on protecting agriculture, tourism, small-to-medium businesses, and those along the border in today’s Budget.
Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know
How will today’s announcements affect you?
On the cards again? Donohoe to consider decentralisation for civil servants
Decentralisation was previously brought in by former Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy in 2003.
Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020
Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.
Free dental care for under-6s and free GP visits extended to under-8s from September 2020
The changes will be brought in from next September.
Budget 2020 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
The Government has flagged this year’s budget as a no-deal Brexit budget.
Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
All will be revealed on Tuesday.
'Rainy Day Fund is finished before it even started' say TDs as minister drops €500m top-up
Donohoe has rowed back on his commitment to top up the fund this year.