Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has piled fresh pressure on Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin after saying any Dáil vote sanctions against TDs Timmy Dooley and Niall Collins are up to the opposition leader.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has only €600m in additional tax cuts and spending increases - which may, at best, only allow him €300m in income tax cuts, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) has said, in its first major report ahead of October’s budget.
The tallest office building so far developed in Cork City, Penrose Dock next to Kent Rail Station at up to nine storeys, is setting an even more impressive record: its first core and lift shaft is up to full height, less than a year after the €125m project on the city’s north quays first applied for planning permission.
The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that financial institutions and other designated bodies last year notified the Revenue Commissioners and the Gardai of 23,422 suspicious financial transactions.
The Government's Chief Procurement Officer has confirmed he did not inform Minister Paschal Donohoe or his Secretary General about the cost escalations at the Children's Hospital, even though he sat on its board.
The decision by children's hospital officials to consider gagging those involved in the project from talking about cost overruns last August is "not a policy of Government", a senior minister has admitted.
The State's independent financial watchdog has confirmed the senior Department of Public Expenditure official who sat on children's hospital boards was legally obliged to tell Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe of cost problems the moment they emerged.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has continued to claim that “no major projects will be delayed” and no promised services will be cut due to the children’s hospital financial black hole, despite opposition anger over €99m in spending “re-profiling”.