Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: The department dismissed suggestions the weakness in VAT was linked to a pick-up in cross-Border shopping, saying it arose because of bigger-than-expected monthly rebates. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government tax receipts were marginally below target in February on account of softer-than-expected VAT numbers, which the Department of Finance linke(...)

The Government missed original deadline of January 2017 to collect the money from Apple.

The State has selected BNY Mellon as custodian to oversee the management of about €14 billion of back taxes and interest the Republic has been ordered(...)

Paschal Donohoe: no commitment to policy changes at this time. Photograph: Collins

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, says he won’t commit to backing the return of bankers’ bonuses at State-controlled AIB “at this stage”, aft(...)

PTSB has been criticised for turning down a request to appear before the Oireachtas finance committee to answer questions about its plans to sell €3.7bn in mortgages to vulture funds. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has been criticised for turning down a request to appear before the Oireachtas finance committee on Tuesday to answer questions a(...)

The Department of Finance had “no evidence at this point” that the Single Supervisory Mechanism’s treatment of split mortgages was going to change,” a spokesman said. File photograph: Frank Miller

Department of Finance officials have challenged the European banking watchdog’s classification of restructured home loans to borrowers who are meeting(...)

Cherrywood in south Dublin: undeveloped land bank is set to become new town centre.

To much fanfare, the Government identified Cherrywood as south Dublin’s newest suburb back in 2010. Wedged southeast of Carrickmines and northwest of (...)

 Bank of Ireland says underlying investment in the Republic is also being boosted by a rise in construction activity

Bank of Ireland has raised its growth forecast for the Irish economy this year to 4.7 per cent, more than one percentage point above the Government’s (...)

Cairn Homes chief executive Michael Stanley. Cairn is Dublin-centred and almost half of its investment has been on sites within the M50. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There will be little or no apartment supply in Ireland over the next few years, Cairn Homes has warned the Department of Finance. In a meeting held (...)

Frustrated: returning emigrants are being treated like 17-year-old boy racers.

The motor insurance industry has let Irish consumers down at almost every turn in recent years. First it engaged in a reckless price war that left the(...)

The idea of global warming was developed by the Irish scientist and Carlow man, John Tyndall (1820-93). Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Is the world ever going to get on top of global carbon dioxide releases? One despairs when you see those images of giant smoke stacks with what looks (...)

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