Ireland’s national debt at the end of next year is expected to be almost €240 billion. Image: iStock

Ireland’s national debt at the end of next year is expected to be almost €240 billion, according to the latest forecasts in the budget, following two (...)

The NTMA earlier this year set a funding target of €20 billion to €24 billion to help deal with the cost to the exchequer of the coronavirus pandemic

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has sold €750 million in treasury bills at auction. Total bids received in the auction amounted to €1.(...)

The resilience of the tax base has kept the Government’s expected budget deficit for 2020 much lower, relatively speaking, than elsewhere. It’s expected to be  some €21bn. A few months ago we were predicting a €30bn hole in the public finances. Photograph: Getty Images

According to Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ireland’s national debt was €204 billion or 57 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of la(...)

Ireland’s €12.5bn corporation tax windfall is linked to the strong performance of its  multinational sector

The Department of Finance is expecting another surge in corporation tax this year despite a severe global recession arising from coronavirus. In a fo(...)

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Government generated a budgetary surplus and saw debt as a percentage of income fall to its lowest level in (...)

One of the key messages of Budget 2021 will be: go out and spend your cash, it is your national duty. Photograph: iStock

The job of Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath in presenting the budget just got more difficult. Ireland avoided a move to Level 5 this week(...)

Greencoat Renewables has built up a portfolio of wind farms over the past three years with a capacity of generating 528 megawatts of power. Photograph: iStock

The Ireland Strategic Investment Funds (ISIF) put more than half of its 12 per cent stake in Dublin-listed wind energy investor Greencoat Renewables o(...)

In most cases buyers are paying the Government for the privilege of lending. Image: iStock

The yield on Irish Government debt touched an all-time low of minus 0.4 per cent on Thursday. The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold an (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe delivers Budget 2020 in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will probably never frame a budget against a more uncertain backdrop. Covid-19 has caused an economic shock three(...)

The NTMA will also hold regulator short-term debt sales on October 15th, November 19th and December 10th, it said.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) plans to hold a bond auction next Thursday, days before the Government unveils Budget 2021. The agency(...)

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