The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Lenihan TD, welcomes today's initiative by Bank of Ireland to launch a new Business Support Fund for small to medium enterprises. This development is consistent with the type of initiatives discussed by the Minister with a number of banks at their meetings last Friday.
On 28th November 2008, Mr. Brian Lenihan T.D., Minister for Finance, stated:
27.11.08The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Lenihan, TD, today met Mr Plutarchos Sakellaris, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank
The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Lenihan, TD, today met Mr Plutarchos Sakellaris, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, who is in Dublin as part of the normal ongoing contacts with various institutions in Ireland and to sign a number of loan agreements with relevant bodies.
Ireland welcomes EU budget agreement which includes €1 billion in food aid for Africa
Dr. Martin Mansergh TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, welcomed the agreement reached Friday evening in Brussels on the European Union’s Budget for 2009. The budget was finalised following an agreement to provide €1 billion in food aid for the developing world.
Finance No. 2 Bill 2008 (20 November)
Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan T.D. announces
Initial Participation in Government Guarantee Scheme for Credit Institutions
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan T.D. has made an order designating the first group of banks and building societies to participate in the Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Scheme 2008 approved by both Houses of the Oireachtas on 17 October 2008.
22.10.08Minister for Finance signs Commencement Order for Scheme of Accelerated Capital Allowances for Certain Energy Efficient Equipment
The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Lenihan TD, signed a Commencement Order on the 9th October, 2008 which gives legal effect to the commencement of the scheme of accelerated capital allowances in respect of expenditure by companies on certain energy efficient equipment bought for the purposes of the trade.
The Government has reviewed the decentralisation programme and identified priority elements on which implementation should proceed at this time. The completion of these projects, coupled with the progress already made, will bring 6,000 public service jobs to over 40 locations outside of Dublin. Details can be found attached in Table A.
13.10.08Minister Mansergh addresses IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings – calls for international cooperation to promote global growth and stability and ensure that progress on tackling global poverty is not reversed.
Minister Martin Marsergh this evening addressed the Annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group in Washington.
The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Lenihan, TD, confirmed today (October, 9th) the Government’s intention that the Guarantee scheme for banks announced last week would be available to certain banking subsidiaries in Ireland with a significant and broadbased footprint in the domestic economy.