Department of Finance
Labour plans €5 rise in social welfare costing €350m a year
- January 25, 2020, 17:15
The Labour Party says it will fund annual increases of €5 for social welfare payments and increase the bank levy as part of their economic policy. Th(...)
Can the State afford to roll back on the ‘pensions time bomb’?
- January 25, 2020
It started with Martin Walsh’s Wednesday lunchtime call last week to RTÉ’s Liveline – a day after Leo Varadkar called the election on January 14th – t(...)
Election 2020: Auction politics an added complication for electorate
- January 25, 2020, 01:00
Perhaps the crisis has changed Irish election campaigns – at least a bit. The line- up of promise after promise continues, based on a benign economic (...)
Paschal Donohoe's biggest regret: 'Not managing the National Children’s Hospital better'
- January 24, 2020, 05:10
As an escape from the hurly-burly of politics, Paschal Donohoe loves to get lost in a bit of science fiction. On the window sill beside his desk in th(...)
Auction politics: Can we afford to pay for the parties' election promises?
- January 23, 2020, 10:45
The parties are about to launch their manifestos. And as their basis they will be using updated Department of Finance estimates for the public finance(...)
Sinn Féin pledges to cut salaries of TDs and Ministers if elected
- January 22, 2020, 18:44
Sinn Féin has defended its approach to pensions as it emerged that four of its TDs will retire from the Dáil with pension pots varying from €495,000 t(...)
Seamus Coffey decides against second term as chair of fiscal council
- January 22, 2020, 17:03
A new chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council will have to be appointed by the next government following the recent decision by UCC economist Se(...)