Brian Cowen T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Finance announced today the appointment of Dr. Brian Hillery and Mr. Dermot O’Brien as Directors of the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland. The appointments are to replace Mr. Roy Donovan and Dr. Martin O’ Donoghue who will be stepping down from their positions.
29.04.08Appointments by the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance to the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland
Mr Brian Cowen, T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Finance and Mr Allan Bell, Treasury Minister of the Isle of Man signed in Dublin today, 24 April 2008, two tax cooperation agreements between Ireland and the Isle of Man.
The two agreements are:
16.04.08Tánaiste and Minister of Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, welcomes positive assessment of the Irish Economy by the OECD
The Tánaiste and Minister of Finance, Brian Cowen TD noted the OECD’s generally positive assessment of the Irish economy. In commenting on the Report the Tánaiste said:
Statement by Brian Cowen, TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Finance
Central Bank Quarterly Bulletin
Mr Eoin Dorgan has been appointed Press Officer at the Department of Finance replacing Mr John Conlon.
His contact details are:
Telephone 01 – 604 5636
Fax 01 – 676 2285
Please update your contact details accordingly
4 April 2008
Statement by Brian Cowen TD Tánaiste and Minister for Finance
As Minister for Finance I acknowledge the importance of pursuing those who default on their tax obligations. Without a rigorous system, including appropriate sanctions, those of us who meet our obligations would be let down by the State. The independence of the Revenue Commissioners guarantees that the system is applied in a fair and transparent manner. That is how it should be.
Following the announcement of Frank Daly's impending retirement as Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, has appointed Josephine Feehily as Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners. Her appointment will take effect from March 13, 2008.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, today (Thursday 14 February) announced the establishment of a Commission on Taxation, fulfilling the commitment in the Programme for Government, to review the structure, efficiency and appropriateness of the Irish taxation system.
The terms of reference for the Commission are:
13.02.08Statement regarding the establishment by the Financial Regulator of a Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears and a Code of Conduct for Business Lending to Small and Medium Enterprises
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan, TD, welcomes today’s announcement by the Financial Regulator of the establishment of the Code of Conduct for Mortgage Arrears and the Code of Conduct for Business Lending to Small and Medium Enterprises. Both Codes will be statutory codes and banks will be required to demonstrate compliance.