The phasing-out measures are provided for in the 2006 Finance Act, but could not be given legal force until approval from the European Commission had been obtained as regards the State aid aspects. That approval has now been obtained, clearing the way for the signing of the Commencement Orders which brings the measures into legal effect.
26.06.06Orduithe á síniú ag an Aire Airgeadais, Brian Ó Comhain, TD, chun Dreasachtaí Cánach a Chéalú ar Bhonn Céimnithe
Shínigh an tAire Airgeadais, Brian Ó Comhain T.D., Orduithe Tosaithe inniu a thugann éifeacht dhlíthiúil do réimse scéimeanna maoinbhunaithe a chéimchealú, faoi mar a bheartaigh sé ina ráiteas Bhuiséad 2006.
Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD today (Wednesday 21st June 2006) performed the official opening of Georgia Tech Ireland at the IDA Business and Technology Park, in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. It has been established by Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) of Atlanta, Georgia, the renowned US research institute, and is supported by IDA Ireland.
14.06.06Presentation by Minister for Finance to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance and the Public Service on NDP 2007-2013
Chairman, Committee Members
I am very pleased to be here today to make a presentation to you on the next National Development Plan which will cover the period 2007-2013.
13.06.06Statement by the Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, on the death of the former Taoiseach and Leader of Fianna Fáil, Charles J Haughey
I have learned with great sadness of the death earlier today of the former Taoiseach and Leader of Fianna Fáil, Mr Charles J Haughey.
I want to convey my own deepest sympathies to his wife Maureen, his son and my party parliamentary colleague, Seán, and his other family members, Eimear, Conor and Ciarán, as well as his wider family and friends.
11.06.06Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, announces further measures to improve the Value for Money Framework for Public Expenditure
Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, announces further measures to improve the Value for Money Framework for Public Expenditure
The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen, TD, today (Tuesday 6 June) announced that he has made Regulations to extend Freedom of Information to a group of more than 130 public bodies.
This represents the biggest single extension of the FOI Act since its introduction over eight years ago.
The Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, this afternoon welcomed the end-May 2006 Exchequer Returns which he stated “demonstrate the continued strength of both the economy and our fiscal position.” The Exchequer balance to end-May showed a surplus of €1,841 million, due to higher than expected tax revenues and spending being about 3.4 per cent below profile.
Minister Cowen welcomes maturity of SSIA accounts
The Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, today (1 June) welcomed the fact that Special Savings Incentive Scheme accounts are now maturing.
Appointment of Secretary General to the Department of Finance
The Government has appointed Mr David Doyle to be Secretary General, Department of Finance with effect from 1 July 2006 following the retirement of Mr Tom Considine.
David Doyle (aged 56) is married with four children and is a graduate of UCD where he studied Economics, History and Education.