Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the new NTMA board would continue to oversee attempts to reduce the national debt to below 100 per cent of GDP by 2018

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has completed the early repayment of €9 billion of IMF loans that is expected to result in a saving of (...)

 Fianna Fail’s Senator Marc MacSharry – “appears to hold that the rot started in 2000 when Ireland entered the eurozone so that’s where the inquiry should begin ....”   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The irish Times

Thoughts turn to the banking inquiry and news that the projected spend is about €5 million while the budget is €3 million. Pfft to either, if that’s w(...)

Derek Moran: the senior civil servant selected as the new secretary general of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Derek Moran has been officially appointed secretary general in the Department of Finance and will take up the position next week.Mr Moran replaces Joh(...)

Derek Moran: the senior civil servant selected as the preferred candidate to be new secretary general of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Derek Moran, the senior civil servant selected as the preferred candidate to be new secretary general of the Department of Finance, expressed confi(...)

Derek Moran (centre) will succeed John Moran at the helm of the Department of Finance, subject to Cabinet approval.

Derek Moran, the assistant secretary general with responsibility for fiscal policy division, is set to be appointed to the top job in the Department o(...)