Pascal Donohoe

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Victims of the hepatitis C blood contamination scandal and Magdalene Laundry survivors will not pay tax on their compensation payments under previously unannounced measures in the Finance Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Victims of the hepatitis C blood contamination scandal and Magdalene Laundry survivors will not pay tax on their compensation payments under previousl(...)

‘Humans are notoriously bad at estimating future risk. This kind of thinking is fatal when it comes to climate change.’ Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Imagine a fire station. The fire alarm begins to blare, but the response from the firefighters is to put on the kettle. After a nice cup of tea, they (...)

Initial financing is to come from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), an €8 billion fund

There has been mixed reaction to confirmation of a new €1.5 billion “rainy day” fund to help offset future shocks to the economy. Minister for Financ(...)

Some long-awaited pieces of legislation like the Judicial Appointments Bill have been held up because of debate about their contents but should finally be passed this session. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s legislative priority list for the current session is dominated by some obvious items such as the financial measures required by the b(...)

Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe said records on Civil Service staff alone, as at the end of May, showed there were “just below 1,000 staff members” on less than the living wage. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost 1,000 civil servants are surviving on less than the so-called living wage, Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe has revealed. Temporary clerica(...)

ESM managing director Klaus Regling pictured with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker earlier this week. Photograph: EPA

The EU body that gives loans to economically troubled member states says it saved the Irish taxpayer €87 million in debt repayments last year, the equ(...)

Not surprisingly, Angela Merkel had reservations about Emmanuel Macron programme. Photograph: Carsten Koall/ POOL/EPA

 “He who has no goals must endure his fate; he who has a purpose can shape it.” – Immanuel Kant On Sunday the German chancellor broke her silenc(...)

The sugar tax has focused the minds of manufacturers who have been racing to market with reformulated products which will avoid the tax. Photograph: Getty Images

They’re taxing my minerals now, I hear? They are. This week a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks comes into force after spending years in the pipeline. Wh(...)

Reports of a Renault-Nissan merger boosted European car stocks. Photograph: Bloomberg

Merger and acquisition activity gave European shares some relief on Thursday after a tech-led selloff across global markets earlier in the week, but t(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: “It is critical that we have a strong backstop in place to manage many of the difficult developments that could take place during the Brexit process.” Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has described as “critical” the guarantee that Northern Ireland would continue to adhere to European Union regula(...)

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