Fianna Fáil spokesman on Finance Michael McGrath said the party would be in support of the reintroduction of some form of SSIA-type (special savings incentive account) scheme. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil agrees with the budgetary parameters set out by the the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC), the party’s spokesman on finance, Michael Mc(...)

 The offices of the Central Bank at  North Wall Quay, Dublin.  It saying it is “difficult to analyse adequately fundamental questions such as the current cyclical position of the economy.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Last month the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published the annual national accounts for the Republic. An inevitable consequence of the globalised na(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe stressed that the Republic had changed its tax regime in line with OECD recommendations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, said on Wednesday that multinationals shifted more profits through the Republic than all Caribbean tax have(...)

Seamus Coffey: will brief TDs and Senators on the advisory council’s budget warnings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Fiscal Advisory Council, the Government’s budget and economic watchdog, will tell an Oireachtas committee today that Minister for Finance Paschal (...)

Now that the abortion referendum is out of the way politicians are turning their attention to the shape of the next budget. Minister for Finance Pasch(...)

The parent firm of mobile phone operator Three is the buyer of Heuston South Quarter, the head office of telecoms rival Eir, reports the Sunday Times. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The parent firm of mobile phone operator Three is the buyer of Heuston South Quarter, the head office of telecoms rival Eir, reports the Sunday Times.(...)

AIB’s report on housing supply notes that the bank has beefed up its team working with developers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Timing is everything. AIB, the bank in which the State has a 71 per cent shareholding, issued a report on housing supply in Ireland over the weekend w(...)

Leo Varadkar in Brussels earlier this month. The Taoiseach has said there is a risk  tax giveaways and substantially increased public investment in the economy could repeat the “mistakes of the past”. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The Government is concerned that wages will grow too fast next year, damaging Ireland’s competitiveness and undermining future economic growth, Taoise(...)

Council chairman Séamus Coffey said there were a number of questionable assumptions underpinning the department’s forecasts, including the assumption that the United Kingdom was an “average trading partner”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Finance may be significantly underestimating the impact of a hard Brexit on the Irish economy, the Government’s Fiscal Advisory Coun(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: A recent study of our corporation tax code by economist Séamus Coffey has assured the Department of Finance that the current upswing could be relied upon until at least 2020.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Since 2015, there has been a “level shift” in corporate tax receipts flowing to the exchequer, with most of the increased revenue coming from a just h(...)

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