Department of Finance
Rent freeze raises the heat during fractious leaders’ TV debate
- January 30, 2020, 23:00
The leaders of Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have clashed over whether a freeze on rents could be delivered by the next government. In a heated televis(...)
Explainer: what is the row about SF’s multinational tax plan?
- January 29, 2020, 14:19
Sinn Féin’s biggest proposed tax raising measure in its election manifesto involves changing a key rule in relation to taxing some of the big multinat(...)
Sinn Féin manifesto ‘goes big’ to set it apart from election rivals
- January 28, 2020, 20:00
Sinn Féin’s general election manifesto sets it firmly apart from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil with radical proposals to add significantly to planned gove(...)
Banks withdrawing from ATMs – another failure of regulation
- Financial Services
- January 28, 2020, 05:33
Talk of Irish banks selling off significant parts of the ATM cash machine network to private operators raises once again the failure of Ireland’s reta(...)
Labour plans €5 rise in social welfare costing €350m a year
- January 25, 2020, 17:15
The Labour Party says it will fund annual increases of €5 for social welfare payments and increase the bank levy as part of their economic policy. Th(...)
Can the State afford to roll back on the ‘pensions time bomb’?
- January 25, 2020
It started with Martin Walsh’s Wednesday lunchtime call last week to RTÉ’s Liveline – a day after Leo Varadkar called the election on January 14th – t(...)
Election 2020: Auction politics an added complication for electorate
- January 25, 2020, 01:00
Perhaps the crisis has changed Irish election campaigns – at least a bit. The line- up of promise after promise continues, based on a benign economic (...)
Donohoe's biggest regret: 'Not managing the National Children’s Hospital better'
- January 24, 2020, 05:10
As an escape from the hurly-burly of politics, Paschal Donohoe loves to get lost in a bit of science fiction. On the window sill beside his desk in th(...)
Auction politics: Can we afford to pay for the parties' election promises?
- January 23, 2020, 10:45
The parties are about to launch their manifestos. And as their basis they will be using updated Department of Finance estimates for the public finance(...)