Michael Noonan

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The easy option – as was taken by then minister for finance Michael Noonan in 2016 – is to do nothing; to simply allow current valuations roll on once more. Photograph: The Irish Times

Back in 2013, when the country was still beholden to the EU-IMF troika, the IMF was warning of an “acute unemployment crisis” and house sales were fal(...)

Revenue has tightened the rules significantly regarding the dwelling house exemption. Photograph: iStock

I know there is an arrangement by which one can leave the family home to a son or daughter, who has been living in it for at least three years, tax fr(...)

“Repeated failures to prevent unbudgeted spending increases have left the public finances more exposed to adverse shocks”

Ireland’s budgetary watchdog is clearly losing patience with the Government’s annual party trick of pulling a €1 billion rabbit out of its budgetary h(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: “The people won’t be fooled because they know Fine Gael has form in making grandiose tax promises before elections and then dropping them afterwards.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has committed Fine Gael to further tax cuts, on top of a number of already promised reductions over the coming years, by flaggi(...)

Self-assessed taxpayers need to pay and file now to avoid late payment penalties. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Self-assessed taxpayers have just one more day to file and pay their taxes for 2017 or risk late payment penalties and interest. The final deadline (...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is to take up a role as a chief executive of the Irish Banking and Payments Federation.

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has announced that he will not contest the European Parliament elections next May and will instead take up a new role with a(...)

Former minister for finance Micheal Noonan:  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed  Mr Noonan and several department officials met Enet representatives in December 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan met representatives of Irish telco Enet including its public relations adviser Eoin Ó Neachtain just three (...)

‘An unexpected or underestimated increase in income in 2017 could mean that those filing a tax return could be hit with a double whammy in terms of the amount they owe.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The good news for many filing self-assessed tax returns this year is that their profits should be up, in line with the recovering economy. But rising (...)

Customers in the Balrothery Inn in Dublin watch Paschal Donohoe deliver his budget speech.

Anniversary budget What the Minister said: “A decade on from the financial and economic crisis that wrought havoc with the lives and aspirations of s(...)

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Four shareholders of Irish Life and Permanent have lost an appeal over the validity of mechanisms used to recapitalise IL&P following the financia(...)

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