With Budget 2019 fast approaching, and calls for the Government to push the country’s balance sheet back into the black getting louder, it’s timely to(...)

The figures on the tax review come in a new document published by the Department of Finance on Tuesday

The Department of Finance paid a number of law firms more than €1 million in a nine-month period this year and last, new figures show. They also discl(...)

Kevin Cardiff: Department of Finance’s most senior civil servant during the financial crisis. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kevin Cardiff, former secretary general in the Department of Finance, has joined the board of KBC Bank Ireland as a non-executive director. Mr Cardif(...)

Fergus Finlay is set to retire after 13 years as chief executive of children’s charity, Bernardos Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Ireland is no “Republic of opportunity” for tens of thousands of children trapped in poverty, the outgoing chief executive of children’s charity Barna(...)

The Republic’s housing crisis will be one topic discussed at the upcoming Dublin Economics Workshop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Monday Results: Associated British Foods, Air-France KLM, Manchester United Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (Aug); UK GDP fig(...)

 Dr Andrew McCormick provided more than 1,100 pages of written evidence, documentation and annexes to the RHI inquiry. Photograph: PA

A sorry tale of failure, fury and farce emerged from the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry after three days of evidence from senior Stormont civil serv(...)

The Government has stuck to the EU rules in terms of its budgets and also deserves credit for planning to establish a rainy day fund. Photograph: Getty Images

The annual budget is always something of a balancing act in terms of detailed spending and revenue raising measures. But the overall direction of the (...)

Taoiseach  wants to increase the standard rate cut-off point - the top of the band before someone pays tax at 40% - to €37,500.

In his letter to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gave a clear indication of the shape of next month’s Budget. We l(...)

“With Brexit looming, there is a strong case for aiming to move the exchequer firmly into surplus.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Just when all the spending demands were building up in the final run in to budget day next month, a reality check arrives. Tax receipts in August wer(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will have less money than expected on budget

Tax receipts for the first eight months of the year have unexpectedly fallen behind target, suggesting Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will have (...)

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