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# Paschal Donohoe

1st December 2023
Speculation Donohoe has eye on IMF job but minister says he’s running in next election
A spokeswoman for Donohoe insisted he remains ‘fully focused’ on his current responsibilities in Ireland and the EU.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Govt green lights extra €4bn in spending, including close to €1bn on health
The total amount of extra spending this year beyond the budget is €6 billion.
Paschal Donohoe says RTÉ redundancy packages ‘need to be consistent with public service pay-offs’
Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe said the national broadcaster needed to work within certain parameters.
'We should tread carefully': Donohoe urges caution on suggestion of Revenue collecting TV licence
It was reported today that Media Minister Catherine Martin is in favour of abolishing the TV licence fee and replacing it with direct taxpayer funding for RTÉ.
Last month
November 2023
Donohoe reiterates that €40m additional funding conditional on RTÉ reforms being implemented
RTÉ’s reform document committed to salary caps for the broadcasters’ top earners.
Donohoe says he'll listen to unions on bid to remove emergency legislation as part of pay talks
Earlier this week, Minister Donohoe invited a number of unions representing public sector workers to discuss pay within the sector.
Unions invited to discuss public sector pay by Minister Donohoe
Unions said they want normalised industrial relations processes and appropriate pay measures.
State intends to continue the reduction of its stake in AIB, dropping it to 40%
The state is going to sell 5% of its shares in the bank, finance minister Michael McGrath announced.
October 2023
Concern that tented accommodation options for Ukrainian refugees are running out ahead of winter
The number of Ukrainians arriving into Ireland has returned to high figures of between 700 and 800 per week.
Slowdown in inflation welcomed by ministers, with energy prices falling
Minister Donohoe says we must continue to drive down inflation in the year ahead.
‘Too early to say’ if Ireland will be asked to pay more towards future EU budgets, Donohoe says
The Minister for Public Expenditure was at the EU summit in Brussels today.
Donohoe won't get into 'war of words' over health budget, says financial controls are needed
The minister says financial controls need to be put in place to deal with health overspends.
Women face higher costs than men in life, says minister at workplace menopause policy launch
The government is not opposing a motion for free HRT.
New Children’s Hospital to be completed by October 2024, but uncertainty remains over open date
Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe says he is trying to clarify the opening date.
Govt walking into trouble with warnings health system underfunding will have 'freeze effect'
Pearse Doherty said today the repercussions of the lack of funding in the budget will be seen “in the weeks and days to come”.
Budget 2024: Some changes kicked in at midnight - others won't take effect for quite a while
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Here’s what you need to know.
The changes announced yesterday included tweaks to the USC and tax bands, tax reliefs for landlords, social welfare hikes and an increase in the minimum wage.
Here are the new measures that have already kicked in or been extended - and what to expect in the months to come.
Coalition leaders expected to finalise budget details on tax, health and social welfare
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste said the cost-of-living package would not be as big as last year’s.
O'Gorman to push hard for significant childcare fee cuts in meeting with Donohoe tomorrow
Further cuts in childcare costs will be delivered in the budget next week but there is not the same amount of money available this year.
Corporation tax receipts fall to €1.8 billion in September, exchequer returns show
It is the second consecutive month in which corporate tax declined year-on-year.
This year
Minister says €1 billion drop in corporation tax highlights ‘vulnerabilities’ in public finances
Corporation tax receipts this August dropped by 36% when compared to last August.
Irish government dismisses suggestion of Italian-style windfall tax on bank profits
The future of Ireland’s existing bank levy will be decided in the Budget.
VAT reduction on sport and exercise classes considered by government for upcoming budget
A reduced VAT rate of 13.5% is available for yoga classes and could extend to other classes subject to the standard VAT rate.
Boost in tax receipts paves way for €6.4bn autumn budget, with one-off measures 'likely'
A Summer Economic Statement today will outline what the next budgetary package could include.
Ethics responsibility restored to Paschal Donohoe after Sipo closes donation complaint
Sipo had looked into a complaint over Donohoe’s failure to to declare a donation of services during the 2016 election campaign.
Rising prices will have fundamental impact on budget, warns Paschal Donohoe
The Government’s budgetary spending ‘envelope’ is due to be announced tomorrow.
Contractors on public works projects to be better protected by state from inflation
Announcing the measure, Paschal Donohoe said that the construction industry had faced significant challenges in the past two years.
Hotels must do the 'right thing’ with accommodation prices for Taylor Swift gigs, says minister
Paschal Donohoe says he has not held back in the past when concerns have been raised about prices.
Finance Minister wants 'prudent' Budget as Taoiseach seeks threshold for higher tax rate at €50k
Michael McGrath said his “overarching priorities” for the budget include the protection of living standards.
Petrol prices: Donohoe defends excise rate increase, says not doing so would cost €700m
Donohoe said: “It’s really important that we remove the tax reductions as the price of fuel itself has come down.”
Sipo clears Paschal Donohoe of complaint over undisclosed donations from businessman
The minister received a donation of services in which six individuals being paid by businessman Michael Stone put up election posters for Donohoe during the 2016 campaign.
Cost-of-living pressures led 230,000 people to seek help from St Vincent de Paul last year
Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe said falling inflation was not a cause for celebration.
Companies should pass on savings as costs fall, Donohoe says
The Public Expenditure Minister said that the Government would be watching out for companies profiteering.
Dog owners who cannot control their pet should be treated as 'social pariahs', says McConalogue
The Minister for Agriculture was speaking after Cabinet approved a memo proposing that fines for such a breach be doubled to €5,000.
Explained: What you need to know about failed election declarations from Paschal Donohoe and SF
Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have consistently sniped one another over their failure to properly declare donations and expenses.
Ó Broin insists his party doesn't 'owe Donohoe apology' in wake of SF expenses revelations
Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Ó Broin said there is a “world of a difference” between Sinn Féin’s situation and Donohoe’s.
Donohoe confirms breach of 2020 election rules, says he was unaware of details last week
Taoiseach says Donohoe told him businessman Michael Stone would be making a statement in advance of his Dáil statement.
Businessman Michael Stone confirms he assisted Paschal Donohoe during 2020 election campaign
Stone paid six workers €972 to hang posters in Donohoe’s Dublin Central constituency.
NBC top execs warned Martin and Varadkar that Ireland could miss out on big movie productions
Movie executives urged Martin and Varadkar to review movie-making tax treatment, as culture minister makes case for €100m tax cap.
Explainer: Why is Paschal Donohoe still in hot water over political donation declarations?
The Minister is now due to make a further statement to the Dáil on Tuesday.
Opposition continues pressure on embattled Donohue
The Public Expenditure Minister is to make a further statement on his expenses on Tuesday.