If there is any further dragging of heels by the banks, he must exercise the full range of powers at his disposal — and demand more from Donohoe if necessary, writes
Sat, 28 Oct, 2017
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
The budget Michael Noonan presented last month breaks European Commission rules and does not take into account potential additional spending under breaches to the Lansdowne Road public pay accords, the country’s fiscal watchdog has warned.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2016
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney’s businessman brother has publicly questioned how so many people have been “left behind” in what he described as the “unprecedented economic recovery” of recent years.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin risked the economic recovery in order to deliver a “political” budget ahead of the general election, a European Commission report has found.
Thu, 14 Jan, 2016
The country’s budget watchdog said the Coalition’s late decision to spend €1.5bn in additional spending in 2015 was similar to ill-advised decisions taken by previous administrations during the boom years.
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
Thu, 15 Oct, 2015
Budgetary watchdog the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has put the Coalition on notice to change its budget in October because it believes plans for spending hikes and tax cuts will fall foul of the “letter and spirit” of Europe’s strict fiscal rules.
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015