Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has begun the process of finding a new Central Bank governor. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has given prospective candidates to lead the Central Bank two weeks to register their interest, after European le(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has  indicated ‘cautious support’ for the plan.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

The Department of Finance last year sought guarantees that 1,300 houses controlled by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) would continue to be(...)

The study indicated that Irish household debt now stands at 126 per cent of disposable income, a level last seen in 2003. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The risk to the Irish economy from elevated debt levels may be overstated, a study by the Department of Finance has claimed. The research paper, enti(...)

Peter Mark hair salon on Grafton Street celebrates the reduction of the VAT rate on hairdressing to 9% in 2011.

Noticed the price of your cup of coffee going up ? Or your visit to the hairdressers? One of the most controversial moves in the last Budget was the i(...)

In addition to income tax exemptions, fees for private schooling for eligible children of executives using the scheme were also eligible for tax relief, up to €5,000 per year for each eligible child.  Photograph: Getty Images

The American Chamber of Commerce told the Government it was “disappointed” at the removal of a generous tax break scheme worth up to €1 million a year(...)

William Fry has received €3.1 million in fees over the past five years for its work on the Apple case. Photograph: Reuters

The State has to date paid €7.1 million including VAT in fees to lawyers and experts in relation to the European Commission’s €13 billion ruling on st(...)

In 2018, wind energy met a record 29 per cent of Irish electricity demand, the IWEA confirmed in its yearly review

Adoption of much more ambitious national targets means the all-Ireland electricity grid will soon need to be able to cater for almost 100 per cent ren(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the onus was now on London to find a way out of the current crisis. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

A no-deal Brexit looks closer because of the latest rejection by the House of Commons of the withdrawal agreement and the new reassurances given to th(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said last November that he planned to publish a draft version of legislation in the first three months of 2019. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Planned new rules to give the Central Bank powers to make senior bankers more accountable individually for failings or wrongdoing may take more than a(...)

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