Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has projected a budgetary surplus of 0.7 per cent or €2.6 billion for 2020 and nearly double that by 2025. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s turnaround can be seen in most of the headline metrics around the economy, from employment to growth to wages. However, one area where the l(...)

So that full-time workers on the minimum wage are only charged the 2 per cent rate of USC, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe raised the ceiling for that rate to €20,484 from €19,874.   Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has made a change to a universal social charge (USC) tax band in light of the incoming increase to the national m(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance: ‘I don’t mind ruffling feathers.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

Insurance reform was one of the hot topics of last year as Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, was charged with finding so(...)

TK Whitaker  in 1975, when he was governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Tommy Collins

When the secretary of the Department of Finance TK Whitaker sought to change the direction of the Irish economy in the late 1950s, he faced many chall(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (left) will meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday to discuss the date of the general election.

The long-anticipated meeting between Fine Gael leader Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin to discuss the election date and th(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: ‘It is what it says on the tin.’ File photograph: PA

The Green Party in government would overhaul property tax to ensure owners of higher value sites pay more, in a move away from the current levy on the(...)

Special tax relief scheme: Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation suggested the amount of tax being lost through the scheme needed to be ‘seen in context’. Photograph: iStock

The major spike in Ireland’s corporation tax revenue has been driven in part by a special tax relief scheme available to senior employees of multinati(...)

The Revenue Commissioners told the Department of Finance it had “compliance concerns” about reforms to betting taxes. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Revenue Commissioners warned the Minister for Finance that reforms to betting taxes could lead to bookmakers splitting their operations in order t(...)

Michael Fingleton, former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society. The decision to drop the case against him has been a long time coming. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) Michael Fingleton came out fighting when an inquiry into alleged regulatory breache(...)

Indecon noted that the absence of a physical branch network in rural areas is not the key factor determining access to credit.  Photograph: iStock

There is no business case for the State to establish a public banking system, a report commissioned by the Department of Finance has found. Economi(...)

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