Minister of State at the Department of Finance with responsibility for international financial services, Simon Harris TD welcomes the authorisation by the Central Bank of the first investment fund established as an Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle (ICAV) in accordance with the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015.
01.04.15Minister of State Simon Harris TD welcomes first Central Bank authorisation of an Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle
First time buyers DIRT relief – applications can now be made on Revenue.ie
Relief from DIRT on savings used by first time buyers toward the purchase or construction of a home was introduced in Budget 2015.
25.03.15The Minister of Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan TD, and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Brendan Howlin TD, welcomed the publication today by the IMF of the report of the 2015 Article IV on Ireland.
The Minister of Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan TD, and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Brendan Howlin TD, welcomed the publication today by the IMF of the report of the 2015 Article IV on Ireland.
In Budget 2015 the Government committed to rolling out an Integrated Export Finance Strategy to support SMEs, be they companies or sole traders, who export or who intend to export.
The survey is taking place to ensure that best practice is followed in formulating policy and that this integrated policy is based on clear evidence from the market.
The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D., nominated six people to the Board of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI). The six nominees will be appointed for periods of four and five years following an open selection process.
The NTMA have today (20 March 2015) completed the third and final early repayment of IMF loan facility. Commenting on the transaction, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. stated:
Minister Harris discusses economic and financial matters with Federal State Secretary Kampeter
Yesterday (18-March) in Berlin, on the concluding day of his St Patrick's Day Programme, Minister Simon Harris travelled to the German Federal Ministry of Finance for a bilateral meeting with his counter-part, Parliamentary State Secretary Mr Steffen Kampeter.
In Munich yesterday (15-March) Minister of State Simon Harris kicked off a 4-day, 6-stop programme - also taking in Stuttgart and Berlin.
Progress Report Update highlights the on-going success of the Special Liquidation of IBRC
12.03.15Minister for Finance welcomes CSO data confirming that Ireland had the fastest-growing economy in the EU in 2014
- GDP grew by 4.8% in 2014 - This the strongest annual growth since 2007 and the highest rate of growth in the EU
- In Q4 2014 GDP rose by 0.2% quarter on quarter, with an increase of 4.1% year on year