Paschal Donohoe

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Joe O’Brien said there is a ‘very good chance’ that the rate of consistent poverty went up last year due to the impact of Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Green Party Minister Joe O’Brien is pushing Government colleagues for a “one-off solidarity tax” on high earners and firms that were “highly profitabl(...)

Coronavirus has led to some of the biggest economic calls ever made by an Irish government.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Decisions, decisions. Coronavirus has led to some of the biggest economic calls ever made by an Irish government, pumping billions into the economy to(...)

Minister of State   Robert Troy described the taxation move as ‘very controversial’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Planned EU rules for country-by-country tax reporting by multinationals would have “serious implications” for Ireland’s competitiveness and ability to(...)

Moneypoint will  be the location for the ESB’s first move into green hydrogen production. File photograph: Neil Warner

The ESB will today announce that Moneypoint power station is to become a major base for renewable energy tied into the building of a major offshore wi(...)

US president Joe Biden has outlined plans for a big increase in taxes on US businesses, including – crucially for Ireland – on their offshore earnings. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times

You wait for a bus for ages, the old story goes, and then three come along together. There has been talk of a major shake-up of the way corporation ta(...)

A kite-flier on the beach at La Baule, France, on Easter Monday, two days after the start of the country’s third lockdown. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP

The European Union will vaccinate most of its population by the summer, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said on Thursday. “We will get there an(...)

‘Are We There Yet?’ street art in the Grand Canal Basin area of Dublin: a phased reopening of the economy is expected to begin in May, but no dates have been set. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Government has updated its figures on vaccine supply, promising a ramping up this month and next. But the reopening plan for the economy and busin(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Julien Behal

The pandemic has exacerbated inequality in the economy, opening up a fissure between workers and businesses that have coped or prospered, such as web-(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: innovation by companies and the consumer response bode well for the recovery of the Irish economy.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Consumers and businesses have “adapted” to transacting online during the current Level 5 lockdown, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said after a r(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said part of the VAT rise was a “base effect” caused by deferment of VAT payments last March as the economy entered crisis mode. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has highlighted the “resilience” of consumers and the labour market, as a rise in income tax and VAT receipts helped to limit the huge (...)

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