Since Nama was tasked in 2014 with helping to deliver more homes in Ireland to alleviate undersupply, the agency has delivered almost 5,600 homes, with a further 3,000 under construction

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) expects to provide outsourced services to the Government’s planned Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), w(...)

Minister for Pucblic Expenditure Paschal Donohoe in his office at the Department of Finance, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

When Paschal Donohoe was appointed Minister for Public Expenditure last year, he likely never expected to find himself mulling over the number of 99-y(...)

Commercial stamp duty: the decision to triple it left readers scratching their heads. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Confusion about the new 6 per cent rate of stamp duty on commercial property transactions was the single biggest issue for readers in Wednesday’s Live(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at the announcement of Budget 2018 in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fears that a lobbying campaign by the property industry could derail the budget’s key revenue-raising measure prompted the Government to seek a Dáil v(...)

Fianna Fáil public expenditure spokesman Dara Calleary  and its finance spokesman Michael McGrath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Just as it is doing quite well out of the confidence and supply agreement in general, Fianna Fáil can feel it has done nicely from the second instalme(...)

“We expected to at least see some moves toward disincentivising diesel use given the growing body of evidence on the damaging impact of its use on our climate and health.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Environment and Science Editor The budget will begin a process of transforming the Irish economy to address climate change, according to the Minister (...)

The €226m Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund, which pays for major infrastructure projects to make privately-owed sites viable for housing, is being topped up by €75m.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities and housing bodies are expected to build 3,800 social houses and apartments in 2018 as part of an overall social housing funding pac(...)

Independent Alliance members Shane Ross, Finian McGrath and John Halligan at Government Buildings after the budget. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent Alliance Ministers have claimed credit for a number of key budget announcements, insisting it had to fight Fine Gael for their inclusion. (...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe increased the threshold at which people start paying the higher rate of income tax

Everyone was a winner in Budget 2018, with the so-called “squeezed middle” and low-income earners the main beneficiaries of income tax changes. Howe(...)

The North and East Housing Association was said to have  built nine houses in north Co Dublin at a cost of €1.25 million and in doing so paid €172,980 in VAT, “more than the cost of another family home”. File photograph: Getty Images

A €5 million VAT refund scheme for charities, announced as part of Budget 2018 by Minister for Finance and Public Reform Paschal Donohoe, has been giv(...)