Former minister for finance Brian Lenihan warned proposals for compulsory redundancies ‘could provoke a serious reaction’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Provision to introduce compulsory redundancies for civil and public servants had to be an option, the former minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, told(...)

Increasing the employee rate of PRSI from 4 to 5 per cent for higher earners would affect 250,000 employees and yield €60 million, according to the report

A new higher rate of PRSI for those earning more than €75,000 is one of a number of options contained in an unpublished Government report.The tax str(...)

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that Minister for Finance Michael Noonan endorsed a more gradual approach to lending restrictions rather than suddenly restricting banks from lending more than 80 per cent of a home’s purchase price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Controversial new rules restricting mortgage lending are likely to exacerbate the high cost of rent, internal Department of Finance records show. Earl(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan , said he was surprised at the lack of  consultation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan wrote to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan last May, complaining about a Government initiative to make mortgag(...)

The Department of Finance has launched a public consultation on whether to tax unused development land to address the current housing shortages.The p(...)

Then minister for health James Reilly had directed his officials to seek a meeting with the Department of Finance as part of a process aimed at determining how the surplus would be spent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A €55 million financial surplus generated by a health insurance scheme that was in place up to the end of 2012 to underpin the market has been absor(...)

The debate on developing states had moved from overseas development aid to international tax policies in the past ten years.

The United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has criticised Irish tax policies which have had a negative impact on poo(...)

The Apple investigation is examining whether its corporate tax arrangements gave it an unfair advantage over other companies. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Government has hired one of the most senior tax barristers in Britain to spearhead its defence in relation to the European Commission’s ongoing s(...)

The Central Bank has again highlighted the potential risks to mortgage holders of having their loans placed with unregulated third parties or so-calle(...)

Sculptor Tim Schmalz displays a scale model of Homeless Jesus while visiting The Irish Times offices in Dublin last week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:47

After a competition among prospective sites, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin has won the Homeless Jesus sculpture for the park in its grounds, gi(...)