Bank of Ireland said it will advance emergency business loans for companies hit by the coronavirus fallout, while rival AIB said there was an increased risk of the outbreak damaging the Irish economy.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2020
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe could tap hundreds of millions from surging tax receipts to fund giveaway measures in his budget next week — but much will still depend on the scale of potential health spending overruns for the rest of the year.
Thu, 03 Oct, 2019
Tax revenues continued to pour into the exchequer last month, easing the pressure on Paschal Donohoe even as a snap UK election and a crash-out Brexit could still undo his October budget plans, analysts said.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
The latest Population and Migration Estimates report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows that the population of Ireland increased by 64,500, bringing the overall total to 4.92 million as of the end of April this year.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2019
The size of the national debt may no longer be a constraint for Government spending as the world enters a “new era” of permanently low borrowing costs, leading economist Austin Hughes has said.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
Paschal Donohoe has nothing in his way to set “a generous” tax package in a possible pre-election budget in October despite the finance minister receiving a scare over disappointing corporate tax revenues last month, a leading economist has said.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2019
The Government may be hard-pressed to meet its Vat revenue target this year because few consumers are sharing the robust feel-good factor that the huge GDP growth numbers might suggest, an author of the latest snapshot of spending sentiment has said.
Tue, 09 Jan, 2018