How would Ireland cope with the loss of its corporation tax bonanza? That’s just one of the big questions that will challenge the next government. Photograph: Alan Betson

If the next government – to be elected on February 8th – serves its full term, it will still be in office in 2025. What voters have to consider, there(...)

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty: “The DUP should not have a veto on Brexit.”

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty has warned the Minister for Finance “not to use Brexit as an excuse” in the forthcoming Budget. Minister(...)

No Child 2020: the Government should start to get rid of the biggest waste of resources: child poverty

Over the next few weeks, the Government will be putting the finishing touches to Budget 2020. Everybody knows that the budget will be framed in a cont(...)

The Summer Statement, published yesterday by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, tries to walk a line between two possible outcomes – a continuation of relatively strong growth on one hand and the risk of a sharp economic shock from a no-deal Brexit on the other. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Budget planning starts in earnest this year against the backdrop of an unusual level of uncertainty, related largely to the risk of a no-deal Brexit. (...)

Prof Seamus Coffey, chair of the Fiscal Advisory Council: not the most popular person around Government Buildings these days.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

He will not be ignoring the Fiscal Advisory Council, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday, following the publication of stinging criti(...)

Fianna Fáil’s McGrath told the Dáil the Fiscal Advisory Council and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform had warned that the Government’s medium-term plans were not credible ahead of this year’s budget. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government has made unfunded commitments costing more than €4 billion with money that it simply does not have, Fianna Fáil has claimed. The party(...)

The issue of Government spending has been one of main the topics of the local and European elections, with TDs from all parties reporting voter concern about projects such as the national children’s hospital and the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has called on the State’s fiscal watchdog to carry out an official examination of the Government’s budgetary figures because it claims Fin(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told the conference  the department was concluding work to help forecast and plan the collection of corporation tax in future.

International tax reform could cost the State €2-€3 billion in annual corporate tax revenues in the years ahead, according to a range of estimates pre(...)

 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(...)

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