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  • 03.04.07

    The following statement was issued today (Tuesday, 3rd April, 2007) by the Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Cowen, T.D.

    An Exchequer surplus of €1,861 million was recorded in the first quarter of 2007. This compares to an Exchequer surplus of €2,420 million for the first quarter of 2006 and a budgeted deficit of €546 million for 2007 as a whole.

  • 30.03.07

    The Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen T.D., today welcomed the latest quarterly economic outlook published by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

    He said that: “while the outlook was positive, we cannot take our success for granted. If our prosperity is to be retained and built upon, we need to continue the sound policies and good management of this government.”

  • 28.03.07

    The Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, welcomed today’s data from the Central Statistics Office which show that Ireland’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose by 6.0 per cent last year. The corresponding increase in our Gross National Product was 7.4 per cent. This is the strongest rate of annual growth since 2000.

  • 22.03.07

    The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen TD, has described the improved financial package for the Northern Ireland Executive as a major boost to the entire island of Ireland.

    Commenting following discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, Minister Cowen said:

  • 22.03.07

    The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen TD, has described the improved financial package for the Northern Ireland Executive as a major boost to the entire island of Ireland.

    Commenting following discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, Minister Cowen said:

  • 09.03.07

    The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen, TD, announced today (Friday 9 March) that he has made Regulations enabling credit unions to make Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSA’s) available to their members.

  • 08.03.07

    The Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, today (8 March) welcomed the passage of Finance Bill 2007 through “Report Stage” in Dáil Éireann on Wednesday night. The Bill will be presented to the Seanad shortly.

  • 23.02.07

    The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen TD, today (23 February, 2007) announced that the Government had approved the publication of the Asset Covered Securities (Amendment) Bill 2007 which will amend and update the Asset Covered Securities Act 2001.

  • 22.02.07

    The Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, reacted to the new inflation figures published by the Central Statistics Office which show that the annual rate of inflation – the Consumer Price Index - was 5.2 per cent in January, up from the 4.9 per cent recorded in December. The annual rate of inflation as measured by the EU Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) was 2.9 per cent in January.

  • 20.02.07

    The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Cowen T.D., today (Tuesday 20. February 2007) welcomed the fact that Ireland is one of the first Member States to fully transpose the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or “MIFID” as it has come to be known. This has been achieved with the close assistance of the Financial Regulator and strong co-operation from industry.