- Employment numbers have risen by 44,100 (2.3%) annually in the fourth quarter marking the 13th successive quarter of annual employment growth.
- Employment levels are now at their highest since the first quarter of 2009 with just under 2 million people now in work.
Commenting on Todays Exchequer Returns
Minister For Finance Michael Noonan said:
The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. and the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, T.D. launch a consultation on the use of Intermediary-Type Structures and Self-employment Arrangements
27.01.16Harris welcomes strong jobs' growth in first year of IFS 2020 Strategy and launches 2016 Action Plan at European Financial Forum in Dublin Castle
Minister of State for International Banking, Simon Harris T.D. today announced the publication of the Q 4 progress report for IFS2020, the Government's International Financial Services Strategy which shows job creation well ahead of target.
21.01.16Minister for Finance welcomes nomination of Christine Lagarde for a second term as IMF Managing Director
The Minister for Finance Mr. Michael Noonan TD, today (21st of January) welcomed the nomination of Madame Christine Lagarde for a second term as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Commenting on Madame Lagarde’s nomination for a second term, Minister Noonan stated:
The Minister for Finance today announced the appointment of three new members to the Financial Services Ombudsman Council for a period of five years with effect from 20 January 2016.
08.01.16Minister for Finance launches an expansion of the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan T.D., has announced a series of improvements to the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme. Announcing the improved scheme, Minister Noonan stated:
07.01.16Comment by Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan T.D. on Ireland’s encouraging benchmark Bond Issuance.
“Today’s syndicated sale by the NTMA of a 10 year benchmark bond at a yield of 1.156 per cent demonstrates the market’s confidence in the Irish economy. With this issuance the NTMA has already reached half of their minimum target for 2016 in the first week of January.
- The Exchequer was broadly balanced in 2015, with a deficit of €62 million recorded
- The underlying Exchequer position is showing a year-on-year improvement of c. €5.2 billion on the back of increased tax and non-tax revenue and reduced debt servicing costs