Pascal Donohoe

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Cost of PPE will be a ‘substantial drag on businesses for some time to come’, said Isme. Photograph: iStock

The Government is effectively profiting from the maintenance of public health by charging businesses VAT on the purchase of personal protective equipm(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ‘has correctly identified the sectors most at risk, the people most obviously suffering’. Photograph: Julien Behal

Was the biggest budget in the history of the State also the most important? Historians will have to sort that one out. It could well turn out to be th(...)

Ciara Donlon of Theya Healthcare  has created reusable, sustainably produced, naturally antibacterial and breathable bamboo fibre face masks.

HiberGene has focused on development of new diagnostic tests for infectious diseases since 2015. Up to January 2020 they had developed 12 products tha(...)

Paschal Donohoe planned to introduce laws in early 2019 to give the Central Bank more powers to make top bankers accountable for failings under their watch.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe’s officials are seeking the advice of the Attorney General’s office on the constitutionality of a planned laws aim(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath. Photograph: Julien Behal

The world has changed – utterly. But the debate on the economy goes around in the same old circles. We say we will protect those worst hit by the pand(...)

The scheme provides a flat-rate subsidy to qualifying employers based on the numbers of eligible employees on the payroll

Considerable concerns remain ahead of the introduction of the new employment wage subsidy scheme, with lobby groups warning it will not stop businesse(...)

European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis: will not seek to reactivate the rules yet “because the crisis continues”. Photograph: Francois Lenoir

The decision last week by the European Commission to extend its unprecedented moratorium on enforcing member state fiscal discipline is a measure of h(...)

Faced with an unknowable future with few apparent upside risks and plenty of the downside variety, the Government was correct to surprise with the size of the July stimulus package. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA

The Central Bank of Ireland this month announced it has given up economic forecasting. It was a semantic but nonetheless significant move. The Central(...)

The Four Courts complex in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The arrangement whereby the Bar Council is given free accommodation in the Four Courts is unlawful, it has been claimed. The claim is the subject of (...)

Women must “demand pay transparency”, seminar told. Photograph: iStock

The continued exclusion of women returning to work after maternity leave, from the Government’s temporary wage subsidy scheme, could put Ireland in br(...)

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