Using up-to-date valuations is “important in sustaining public support for the property tax”, a think tank has said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is “critical” that local property tax be based on up-to-date valuations from 2019, a think tank has said – even if it is to lead to increases of as(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The ESM’s latest report was completed before Mr Varadkar’s Cabinet  halved Michael Noonan’s €1bn ‘rainy-day fund’. Photograph: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Uncertainty over Brexit could make it more difficult for the Government to sell down the remaining shares it holds in domestic banks, the European Sta(...)

Apple is at the centre of an EU tax case. Photograph: Reuters

The Department of Finance does not believe the latest EU corporate tax reforms will succeed, according to correspondence between the last minister for(...)

As property prices have not risen at the same rate across the country, it means that some homeowners may be burdened with a far greater rise in the tax than others. Photograph: iStock

Given the furore that greeted the introduction of water charges, the Government timed the introduction of property tax that bit better. With the State(...)

The first rule of investment is: if you’ve put your money into something, you have a responsibility to keep an eye on it

I bought 10,000 shares in both Bank of Ireland and AIB back in 2007 and 2008 when I was living in Switzerland. The shares were bought through an Irish(...)

Landlords argue that despite the high rents, the level of taxes and other charges levied on landlords can make the activity unviable. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Landlords are seeking the return of 100 per cent mortgage interest relief and that local property tax be tax deductible as part of a package of measur(...)

Court ruling said that the investor group did not succeed in demonstrating that former Minister for Finance  gave an “unreasonable” opinion to the High Court when secured a court order six years ago to take over the group

The High Court has ruled against a group of small investors in Permanent TSB, who had challenged the State’s move in 2011 to inject money into and sei(...)

Irish Government departments will spend at least €39.3 million this year in an effort to better prepare for Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Dealing with Brexit will cost Irish Government departments at least €39.3 million this year, according to figures compiled by the Labour Party. As pa(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan at a press briefing on Thursday around a mid-year expenditure report from the Department of Finance. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has played down the prospect of abolishing the special 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry, citing c(...)

Simon Coveney  is entitled to express frustration with the UK’s appalling ill-preparedness for Brexit. Once again the real problem with his remarks was their futile, ill-timed stirring of the pot

Three weeks ago, as Stormont talks approached their latest deadline, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney publicly backed the nationalist de(...)