KPMG:  was hired to provide “financial, commercial and procurement advisory services” for the NBP.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Whether or not we think the Government’s €2.9 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP) represents value for money – and it seems most outside the corrido(...)

Minister for Finance: “If there is a disorderly Brexit... there will be significant pressure placed on the public finances.”

A disorderly Brexit could result in a €6 billion hit to the exchequer, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has warned. “If, as appears increasingly (...)

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chairman Séamus Coffey. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has not given itself sufficient breathing space to absorb the potential financial shock of a hard Brexit, the State’s fiscal watchdog has warn(...)

Dairygold Co-op chief executive Jim Woulfe believes a hard Brexit would add €50 million in costs to its UK cheese exports

It might be a very British exercise, but Brexit seems to be seeping into virtually every area of Irish life. The United Kingdom’s exit from the Europe(...)

Checking out house prices in Dublin. “In Dublin you could see increased demand because of more people moving in to work”

Brexit could hit house prices in most of the Republic but drive up demand for homes in Dublin, experts warned politicians on Wednesday. They also pre(...)

Photograph: iStock

After months of study and yet another report on the local property tax, the Government decided this week to kick a decision on the future of the tax f(...)

 Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, speaks to media on the report of the review of the Local Property Tax  at the Department of the Taoiseach. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Owners of lower value homes could face some of the largest increases in property tax under a method emerging as the likeliest way of reforming the lev(...)

Economist Micheál Collins said Ireland had “effectively written the textbook on how not to do property supports via the tax system”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State loses approximately €21.4 billion in revenue each year in what are known as “tax expenditures”. These include the wide range of reliefs and(...)

Seamus Coffey: will brief TDs and Senators on the advisory council’s budget warnings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Fiscal Advisory Council, the Government’s budget and economic watchdog, will tell an Oireachtas committee today that Minister for Finance Paschal (...)

Your property tax bill is not going to shoot up over the next couple of years, despite the rapid rise in house prices. That is unless you are one of t(...)

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