Pascal Donohoe

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: maybe he  should chill out a little

High house prices are a global phenomenon. The latest twitch in the property market always produces headlines: it was big news when it was revealed t(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe

The State’s rainy day fund, which is intended to help offset future shocks to the economy and strengthen the public finances, has been formally establ(...)

Certain supplements for specific groups will be exempt from the new VAT treatment.

Food supplements used by slimmers, sportspeople and bodybuilders will be hit with VAT in the Finance Bill in a move that could raise close to €10 mill(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Budget 2020 will be an unusual affair. Because the Government does not want to get caught with its figures being thrown out of kilter by a no-deal Bre(...)

Time to fill up? A €10 increase in carbon taxes in Budget 2020 would add around €1.70 to a 60-litre petrol fill. Photograph: iStock

The Government only has €700 million in room for manoeuvre in Budget 2020, due for delivery early next month.Or at least this is what is available wha(...)

The institute said that a person earning €75,000 pays eight times more personal tax (income tax, USC and social insurance) than someone earning €25,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is “unsustainable” to keep more than 750,000 income earners outside of the tax loop, the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) has warned. In a pre-budge(...)

Apple Sales International paid less than €10 million of corporate tax in Ireland in 2011.

There wasn’t even a brass plate in Dublin to identify Apple Sales International. Or at least the court papers do not record it. The “head office” of o(...)

Paschal Donohoe: said the threat of a disorderly Brexit posed the biggest risk to the Irish and wider European economy. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said the Government will be putting forward a “very robust defence” as it begins a court battle next week aga(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right) and  British prime minister Boris Johnson at Government Buildings on Monday. Photograph: PA Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

British prime minister Boris Johnson said he wants a Brexit deal by October 18th and said a no-deal Brexit would be a failure the British and Irish go(...)

The plan will be published on Monday by Minister for Health Simon Harris on the site of one of the projects, the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The HSE capital plan, to be published on Monday after months of delay, envisages spending of just over €2 billion on healthcare projects over a three-(...)

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