The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Lenihan TD, today (19 October 2009) welcomed the announcement of the appointment of Mr Matthew Elderfield as the Head of Financial Supervision in the new Central Bank of Ireland. Mr Elderfield’s appointment comes as a result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive international search to fill this post.
National Asset Management Agency Bill 2009 Committee Stage Amendments
The Minister for Finance announced that the Government on Thursday approved a number of amendments to the National Asset Management Agency Bill to be introduced at Committee Stage in the Dail next week. The Minister stated –
13.10.09Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan T.D., today signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with Liechtenstein.
At the signing ceremony in Government buildings, Minister Lenihan said:
The following statement was issued today (Friday, 2nd October, 2009) by the Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan, T.D.
24.09.09Minister for Finance statement on the Central Statistics Office’s National Accounts figures for the second quarter of 2009
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan T.D., today (24th September 2009) noted the publication of the Central Statistics Office’s National Accounts figures for the second quarter of 2009. In noting the release, the Minister stated:
The Minister for Finance, following discussions with the motor industry, today Monday 14 September 2009, announced the introduction of a new VAT Margin Scheme on second-hand cars from 1 January 2010. Under the Margin Scheme, dealers will account for VAT on their profit margin, that is, on the difference between the cost of acquiring the car and its reselling price.
The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Lenihan, TD, has said the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) Bill 2009, published today, is the outcome of a detailed and intensive process of consultation which has taken place since the draft legislation was published in late July.
Inniu (7ú Meán Fómhair 2009), d’fhoilsigh an tAire Airgeadais, an tUasal Brian Ó Luineacháin T.D.,an Tuarascáil leis gComisiún um Chánachas, ina ndearnadh athbhreith iú ar struchtúr, éifeachtúlacht agus iomchuibheas Chóras Cánachais na hÉireann.
Agus an tuarascáil á foilsiú, dúirt an tAire Airgeadais:
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan T.D., today (7th September 2009) published the Report of the Commission on Taxation which reviewed the structure, efficiency and appropriateness of the Irish Taxation System.
In publishing the report the Minister for Finance said:
Appointment of Professor Patrick Honohan as Governor of the Central Bank