Michael Noonan

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Former minister Michael Noonan with Louise Cotter, project architect, and Limerick mayor James Collins at the official opening of the Gardens International office development in the city.

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan said on Tuesday he was confident Irish exporters will be “able to cope” under a no-deal Brexit. Mr Noonan (...)

Would a change to the rules which allows Irish banks to write-off tax against losses   be shooting Irish taxpayers in the foot?

It is reporting season for Irish banks, and the big players are making significant profits, with AIB recently reporting profits before exceptional ite(...)

Enda Kenny:  an internal Facebook  email said  Mr Kenny told company   executives at a private meeting in January 2013 that he “could exercise significant influence” during Ireland’s presidency of the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Current and former Fine Gael colleagues of Enda Kenny have defended the former taoiseach against claims that he helped Facebook’s efforts to lobby aga(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.  Photo: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

The Department of Finance was concerned that a special arrangement for highly-paid executives was being used as part of aggressive “advanced tax plann(...)

Revenue has decided to slap VAT from March 1st at the highest rate of 23 per cent on probiotics. And on all health supplements, everything from fish oil to vitamins.

Last October, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed launched a €3.4 million joint research initiative. Nicknamed “Microbe Mom”, it is a collaboration(...)

Dealing with a non-performing mortgage on a family home  is a daily reality for 64,510 borrowers, according to   the Central Bank. Photograph: Sean Gladwell/Getty

The first five years of Mary’s mortgage were uneventful. She bought her house with her partner in 2010, in the teeth of the recession. Despite the eco(...)

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(...)

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