Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, delivering last year’s Budget. Small businesses across Ireland want to see the Minister cut the rate of capital gains tax in this year’s Budget. (Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times)

Reducing the rate of capital gains tax (CGT)from 33 per cent to 20 per cent will unlock investment and make Ireland a more attractive place to sell a(...)

Minister of Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Minister for Finance’s distinct lack of enthusiasm for sending Nama officials north to answer questions about Project Eagle is in marked contrast (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin said the Government has created 104,000 new jobs since the launch of the first action plan for jobs in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Wage increases will not only hinder the recovery, but they will also cost jobs, Small Firms Association (SFA) chairman AJ Noonan told an audience in D(...)

Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tensions between the Government and RTÉ could delay a plan to facilitate the collection of €25 million a year lost through television licence fee eva(...)

Minister Noonan said the government is planning to put other options on the table for the residue of the most “difficult cases”.

Kathryn Hayes in LimerickThe Minister for Finance Michael Nooan has revealed plans to call in six of the country’s main mortgage lenders to discuss re(...)

Patrick Honohan  said while consideration should be given to enacting laws to deal with  reckless bankers, he felt that such actions did not amount to criminal activity

Being part of the euro contributed some fuel to the fire but was not the reason for Ireland’s boom and subsequent bust, Central Bank Governor Patrick (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said a debt conference ‘has merit’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said the idea of a European debt conference, to look at reducing our debt burden, following the Greek general election “has m(...)

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney who is developing the Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth strategy for the marine sector. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government’s prioritisation of the “blue economy” in the budget has been welcomed by those working on marine research and ocean energy projects.Mi(...)

A 40 cent increase on the price of 20 cigarettes will bring the cost of most packs to over €10. File photograph: Bloomberg 6:13

When it comes to raising money in the Budget, the Old Reliables don’t appear to be so reliable any more after the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (...)

Ian Talbot: “It is vital that no new taxes are introduced in Budget 2015

Business groups have called on the Government to reduce taxes on labour and investment in October’s budget.In their pre-budget submission documents, (...)