Who we are

Tugann sé an-áthas orm fáilte a chur romhat chuig láithreán gréasáin na Roinne Airgeadais.

Tá súil agam go bhfaighidh tú an suíomh gréasáin faisnéiseach agus éasca le húsáid.

Tá an láithreán gréasáin curtha ar bun chun nuashonruithe rialta ar obair na Roinne agus chun aird a tharraingt ar na tionscnaimh beartais atá faoina sainchúram faoi láthair.

Tá an Roinn Airgeadais imníoch, ag gach tráth, a choimeád ar bun ar a láithreán gréasáin chun na caighdeáin is airde agus tú, tá an úsáideoirí do chuid a imirt i dtaca leis seo. Cuirimid fáilte roimh go háirithe do chuid moltaí maidir leis an láithreán gréasáin ar ábhar agus cur i láthair.

Tá súil agam go bhfaighidh tú do chuairt ar ár suíomh gréasáin faisnéiseach.

Michael Noonan, TD 
Minister for Finance 
Minister's CV 

E-Mail Minister@finance.gov.ie

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Michael Noonan TD

Minister for Finance

Ministerial Office

Department of Finance
Upper Merrion Street
Dublin 2 D02 R583
Ph: +353 1 6767571

Minister Noonan's Profile

Incoming brief for Minister

Eoghan Murphy TD

Minister of State at the Department of Finance

with Special Responsibility for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement 

Ministerial Office

Department of Finance
Upper Merrion Street,
Dublin 2 D02 R583
Ph. +353 (01) 6767571

Ministers Bio

Derek Moran

Derek Moran is Secretary General of the Department of Finance and is responsible for economic, budgetary and fiscal, banking and financial service policy matters and oversight of Ireland's investments in and support for covered banks.  He has previously been the Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for Fiscal Policy Division, Budget and Economic Division and led on tax policy issues between 2006 and 2014. He is currently a member of the Central Bank Commission, the board of the National Treasury Management Agency, the Civil Service Management Board and is a Council member of the Foundation for Fiscal Studies.  He has previously served on the National Economic and Social Council, National Statistics Board and the EU’s Economic Policy and Tax Policy Committees.


Ann Nolan

Ann Nolan is Second Secretary General at the Department of Finance, with responsibility as deputy Head of Department. She is currently Head of the Financial Services Directorate with responsibility for policy and legislation in the banking and financial services areas. This also includes responsibility for financial stability/risk management and International Financial Institutions. Having worked in the Department of Finance for 29 years, Ann has extensive experience of policy formulation and the development of strategy in the areas of taxation, expenditure control, banking and financial services. She is currently a member of the Pensions Authority and the Board of the recently formed State development bank, the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI). She has previously served on the Boards of the State Claims Agency, the Legal Aid Board and the ACC Bank.

Aidan Carrigan

Aidan Carrigan holds the position of Assistant Secretary General, Financial Services Division, at the Department of Finance.  He leads a team responsible for financial services policy and managing the EU and national legislative programmes on financial services and holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee of the European Council. Aidan is also responsible for oversight of and the framework for relations with the Central Bank. In recent years he has been involved in the management of the bank restructuring and recapitalization programmes and he led the team which established NAMA. He previously held senior management positions in the Department of Finance and in the Department of Justice. He holds a Trinity College degree in Administrative Science and an ACCA Diploma in Finance and Accounting.


John Hogan

John Hogan is the Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for Tax policy. He was previously the Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for Banking and Financial Stability. He is responsible for the development of efficient and effective taxation policies.  John has held a number of positions in the Department throughout his career to date.  He has worked as Financial Services Counsellor in the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union and has held posts in a number of Government Departments.

Des Carville

Des Carville is head of the Shareholder Management Unit which is responsible for the completion of the restructuring of the banking system and managing the State’s shareholding in the banks. He previously worked for Davy Corporate Finance and KPMG. He is a member Chartered Accountants Ireland (FCA) and the Institute of Bankers.

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is an Assistant Secretary General and as Chief Economist has responsibility for Economic Policy Division. He was previously a senior economist in the Department heading up the macro economic analysis unit. He has worked in the Department on domestic economic and fiscal policy issues. He was deputy member of the Economic and Financial Committee for a number of years. Prior to joining the Department, he was a senior economist in the Central Bank.

Dr. Nicholas O'Brien

Nicholas O’Brien is the Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for EU & International Division.  He has extensive international and EU experience, having served in the European Commission, Consul General of Ireland in Shanghai and as Deputy Head of Mission at the Irish Embassy in Berlin.  He is Ireland’s representative on the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee and on the Eurogroup Working Group.  Nicholas is the Alternate Governor for Ireland on the ESM Board and also serves as the Director for Ireland on it and the Board of the EFSF.  He chairs the Department’s EU Strategy Committee, which draws together EU policy issues across the Department.

Gary Tobin

Gary Tobin is the Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for Banking and Financial Stability. He was previously Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for Tax Policy. He is a member of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) and has published articles on fiscal policy in the Economic and Social Review, the Irish Tax Review and the European Commission’s European Economy Journal. He edited and co-authored the book “Irish Tax Policy in Perspective” published by the Irish Tax Institute. Gary holds primary and master’s degrees in Economics from University College Dublin and a Diploma in Tax Policy from the Irish Tax Institute.

Dr. Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan is a Director who leads the Department’s International Finance Division. The Division supports Minister for State Eoghan Murphy in his responsibility for international financial services, specifically the development and implementation of policy for the IFS2020 Strategy.  The whole-of-Government approach, jointly developed between the public sector and industry, to drive the growth and development of International Financial Services in Ireland by making it a global location for these activities.  The Division also manages Ireland’s membership and relationship with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and climate change/climate finance issues.  The IFIs include: IMF; World Bank; EIB; EBRD; CEDB; ADB; AIIB; AfDB; and GCF.  Finally the Division is responsible for the Department’s Risk Management and Compliance functions. Previously, Paul was responsible for Civil Service-wide Shared Services Payroll and Banking projects which modernised and centralised these services across Government Departments and State Agencies. He also led the Department’s Finance & Corporate Directorate and he has worked on tax policy, budgetary policy and debt management.  Paul has experience in a number of other Departments including: Education & Science; Environment & Local Government; and Justice.

Niall O'Ceallaigh

Niall was appointed Senior Human Resources Manager in the Department of Finance in September 2011. His brief is to modernise and professionalise HR services and is focused in the areas of human resource management, performance management, staff development and the driving forward of organisational change within the Department. Previously Niall worked at Board and Senior Management level with a number of national and multinational companies primarily in the aerospace sector such as Aer Lingus, Team Aer Lingus, FLS Aerospace and SR Technics. Niall sits on the IMI Organisational Learning and Development Forum and Ibec’s Employee Engagement Forum.