The Department of Finance, on behalf of the public sector, went to the market on 20 December 2004 for the supply of Approx 202.5 MW of electricity for 450 sites across a range of public sector bodies including government buildings, hospitals and Garda stations. The tender was divided into four tranches:
16.02.05Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen, T.D., announces new guidelines for the appraisal and management of public capital programmes and projects
Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen, T.D., announces new guidelines for the appraisal and management of public capital programmes and projects
Finance Bill 2005
Bill to reduce Income Tax and Stamp Duties:
Remove the minimum wage from the Tax Net; Extend Revenue Powers to deal with major cases; and crack down on certain tax avoidance schemes
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Cowen, T.D., today published summary information on the 2005 profiles of net Voted expenditure and tax receipts.
The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen, TD, today welcomed the continued moderation in the annual rate of inflation which averaged 2.2 per cent in 2004, the same as the Minister’s Budget Day estimate. This compares to an inflation rate of 3.5% for 2003 and 4.6% in 2002.
Since the publication of the government strategy on eProcurement in 2002, a broad programme of reform has been taking place across the public sector. This programme covers a wide range of activities, focussed on four main strands:
07.01.05Review of Tax Reliefs and Exemptions for High Earners Minister for Finance launches public consultation process Request for Submissions
In his Budget statement of 1 December 2004, Mr.
06.01.05Minister confirms start of Tax Relief Review Public consultation process to begin shortly Measures to be taken in Budget next December
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Cowen T.D., confirmed today that his Department has advertised for external consultants to review certain tax incentive schemes.