On June 11th 2014, the European Commission publicly opened formal State aid investigations into certain multinational companies in a number of EU member states.
23.09.14Minister of State Simon Harris announces preparation of a new national Strategy for International Financial Services
Minister of State Simon Harris will today (23-Sept-2014) announce his intention to lead the preparation of a revised Strategy for the International Financial Services Sector.
In advance of speaking at the Enterprise Ireland Financial Services & Technology CEO Forum, where he will outline the objectives of Strategy, the Minister of State said:
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The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, today announced the membership of the new Credit Union Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Minister for Finance in accordance with its mandate under Section 180 of the Credit Union Act 1997. The Committee members will hold office for three years from 22 September 2014.
“The CSO figures for Q2 2014 released today (18 September 2014) show that the Irish Economy grew by 7.7% in GDP terms and by 9% in GNP terms year on year. This is the strongest growth rate recorded since the early 2000’s and shows that the strong and stable recovery in the Irish economy is well under way and is starting to be felt across all sectors of the economy.
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan TD, today welcomed the publication of the 2014 OECD BEPS reports. In total seven reports were published covering a broad range of topics.
The following speaking points explain todays agreement.
The Eurogroup have reached political agreement on the early repayment of portions of our IMF loans.
There will be no need to come back to Eurogroup for further discussion.
It is expected that Ecofin will mandate the Economic and Financial Committee to do likewise.
In accordance with a decision of the Government, expressions of interest are to be invited when vacancies occur on the boards of public bodies.
The Minister for Finance is seeking expressions of interest in positions as Members of the National Treasury Management Agency.
National Treasury Management Agency
The Minister for Finance Mr Michael Noonan T.D. today (09th September) completed a series of meetings with the leaders of EU Institutions to discuss the issue of Ireland's debt sustainability. Speaking after the meetings Minister Noonan stated:
Minister of State Simon Harris TD is in Brussels today (09-Sept-2014) to undertake a number of engagements relating to his responsibilities in the areas of International Banking and Financial Services.