As part of the reforms of the budgetary process announced by the Minister for Finance in the Budget last December the Department of Finance today published the “Pre-Budget Outlook, October 2006” which sets out the outlook for the Irish Economy over the period 2006 – 2008.
06.10.06Speaking at the K Club today the Minister for Finance Brian Cowen addressed business leaders on economic developments on the island of Ireland
Speaking at the K Club today the Minister for Finance Brian Cowen addressed business leaders on economic developments on the island of Ireland. The following are some extracts from his speech;
Extracts from Minister’s Speech
06.10.06Cowen Opens New Offices For Department Of Finance In Tullamore And Announces Allocation Of An Additional 100 Decentralised Posts To Navan, Co Meath
Brian Cowen, TD, Minister for Finance, today officially opened the new decentralised Offices of his Department in Tullamore, the first completed decentralised offices under the Government’s Decentralisation Programme.
The Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, and the Minister for Transport, Martin Cullen, TD, have stated that the Government remains fully and firmly committed to competition in aviation markets. It will not sell its shares in Aer Lingus.
5 October 2006
The following statement was issued today (Tuesday, 3 October, 2006) by the Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen, TD.
The Exchequer recorded a deficit of €136 million in the third quarter to 30 September 2006. This compares to an Exchequer deficit of €1,123 million in the third quarter of 2005 and a budgeted deficit of €2,927 million for 2006.
29.09.06Soiléiríonn an tAire Airgeadais, an tUasal Brian Ó Comhain, ceisteanna incháilithe do dhaoine ar pinsean a bhaineann úsáid as an scéim creidmheasa cánach SSIA
Inniu dúirt an tAire Airgeadais, an tUasal Brian Ó Comhain TD, go bhfuil an scéim
29.09.06Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen TD, clarifies eligibility issues for retired persons availing of the SSIA tax credit scheme
The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen TD, said today that the Pension Incentive Tax Credit scheme, designed to encourage long-term savings for pensions among those on low incomes, is available to eligible retired persons who are SSIA holders provided that they transfer their matured SSIA funds into genuine pension savings products
The Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, today announced the appointment of Jim O’Brien to the position of Second Secretary General, Sectoral Policy Division, at the Department of Finance.
Inniu a d’fhógair an tAire Airgeadais, Brian Ó Comhain, TD, gur ceapadh Jim O’Brien don phost mar Dhara Ard-Rúnaí, an Rannán Beartais Earnálaigh, sa Roinn Airgeadais.
Brian Cowen T.D., Minister for Finance, today [14th September 2006] announced that the Government has approved the appointment of Colin Hunt as Special Adviser at the Department of Finance. Mr Hunt, a widely respected economist, has previously worked as Director of Research and Chief Economist with Goodbody Stockbrokers and as Head of Trading Research at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury.