D’fháiltigh an tAire Airgeadais, Brian Ó Luineacháin TD, roimh urghabháil toitíní contrabhanna ag tascfhórsa ilghníomhaireachtaí faoi cheannas sheirbhís Custaim na hÉireann
The Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan TD, welcomed the seizure of contraband cigarettes by a multi-agency task force led by the Irish Customs service:
20.10.09Eurostat Preliminary View on the Operations of the National Asset Management Agency in the National Accounts
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan T.D., today stated:
“I welcome the preliminary decision of Eurostat (the Statistical Authority of the European Commission) that the operations of the National Asset Management Agency should be recorded outside the general government sector in the Irish national accounts.
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.