The NTMA have today (20 March 2015) completed the third and final early repayment of IMF loan facility. Commenting on the transaction, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. stated:
Minister Harris discusses economic and financial matters with Federal State Secretary Kampeter
Yesterday (18-March) in Berlin, on the concluding day of his St Patrick's Day Programme, Minister Simon Harris travelled to the German Federal Ministry of Finance for a bilateral meeting with his counter-part, Parliamentary State Secretary Mr Steffen Kampeter.
In Munich yesterday (15-March) Minister of State Simon Harris kicked off a 4-day, 6-stop programme - also taking in Stuttgart and Berlin.
Progress Report Update highlights the on-going success of the Special Liquidation of IBRC
12.03.15Minister for Finance welcomes CSO data confirming that Ireland had the fastest-growing economy in the EU in 2014
- GDP grew by 4.8% in 2014 - This the strongest annual growth since 2007 and the highest rate of growth in the EU
- In Q4 2014 GDP rose by 0.2% quarter on quarter, with an increase of 4.1% year on year
12.03.15Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, has appointed Dr Íde Kearney as a Member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.
Irish Fiscal Advisory Council: Appointment of Council Member
Following an open selection process, the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, has appointed Dr Íde Kearney as a Member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.
Dr Kearney is appointed for a period of four years.
11.03.15Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, TD signs commencement order for the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015
The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, has signed an order to commence the Irish Collective asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 in its entirety on 12 March.
Government launches new International Financial Services Strategy to create 10,000 new jobs
Dublin, 11 March – Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister of State for International Banking (including IFSC) Simon Harris today launched 'IFS2020 - a new Strategy for Ireland's International Financial Services Sector.'
11.03.15Minister Noonan welcomes Permanent TSB’s FY14 results and plans to raise capital from private sources
Minister Noonan welcomes Permanent TSB’s FY14 results and plans to raise capital from private sources
During an official visit to the Republic of Ireland on 11 and 12 March 2015, the Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Rolf Wenzel, met with the Minister for Finance and other senior Irish officials. Discussions focused on current and future co-operation between the CEB and Ireland.