The Government recognises the important role of credit unions as a volunteer co-operative movement and the distinction between them and other types of financial institutions. The priority is to protect members of credit unions and their savings, the financial stability of credit unions and the sector overall.
Ireland has successfully concluded the 12th and final review mission of the Programme with the EU Commission, the ECB and the IMF. This represents a significant milestone on Ireland recovery. In line with each of the previous quarterly missions Ireland has continued to achieve all of the targets set under our programme of assistance.
Following open competitions the Department has appointed Mr. John McCarthy as Chief Economist and Mr. Des Carville as Head of its Shareholder Management Unit.
“Irish Minister of Finance Noonan held a constructive meeting today (5 November 2013) with Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem to discuss options relating to Ireland's exit from the EU/IMF Programme. Ireland has made significant progress over the past 3 years of the EU/IMF programme and is on track to exit the Programme at the end of the year.
28.10.13Minister for Finance appoints Mr. Willie Walsh to the National Treasury Management Agency Advisory Committee and announces intention to appoint him as Chairman of the NTMA Board
The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D., today announced that he will be appointing Mr. Willie Walsh to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) Advisory Committee and to the role of Chairman of the Committee. The Minister also intends to appoint Mr. Walsh as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NTMA when the forthcoming legislation is passed by the Oireachtas and enacted.
· Finance (No.2) Bill 2013 gives effect to taxation measures announced in Budget 2014
· Commencement date of Home Renovation Incentive brought forward to 25th October 2013
The Minister for Finance today [21 October, 2013] announced the re-appointment of the Chairperson and members of the Financial Services Ombudsman Council for a period of two years (up to 28 October 2015) or until the merger of the Financial Services Ombudsman with the Pensions Ombudsman has been completed, whichever is the sooner.
16.10.13BUDGET 2014: RYANAIR PLANS TO BRING ONE MILLION PASSANGERS TO IRELAND WELCOMED BY MINISTER FOR FINANCE MICHAEL NOONAN
"Ryanair's announcement today that they plan to bring an additional one million passengers to Ireland following my announcement in Budget 2014 to reduce the air travel tax to zero is a really positive development. Their strong reaction to the removal of the tax in the Budget is to be welcomed.
11.10.13Minister for Finance commences certain sections of the Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012The Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan, TD, has today signed an Order commencing certain sections of the Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012. The sections which are commenced are:
(a) sections 6, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 33;
(b) section 15(2);