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.
17.12.07Tánaiste and Minister for Finance Brian Cowen T.D., today formally launches Ireland’s EU Structural Funds Programmes for 2007-2013
Tánaiste and Minister for Finance Brian Cowen T.D. today formally launched Ireland’s EU Structural Funds Programmes at an event in Tullamore.
Launching the new EU programmes the Tánaiste said that:
14.12.07Síníonn Risteard de Róiste T.D., Aire Stáit Gnóthaí Eorpacha, Straitéis Náisiúnta agus Cláir na hÉireann le haghaidh Chláir Chistí Struchtúracha an AE atá ar luach €2.6 billiún.
Sa Bhruiséil inniu shínigh Risteard de Róiste, T.D., Aire Stáit Gnóthaí Eorpacha, straitéis náisiúnta na hÉireann 2007-2013 agus na Cláir Réigiúnacha le haghaidh Cistí Struchtúracha an AE i dteannta leis an gCoimisinéir um Beartas Réigiúnach, Danuta Hübner.
14.12.07Dick Roche T.D. Minister of State for European Affairs signs Ireland’s National Strategy and Programmes for Ireland’s €2.6 billion EU Structural Funds Programmes
Dick Roche T.D. Minister of State for European Affairs, today signed Ireland’s 2007-2013 national strategy and Regional Programmes for EU Structural Funds with Regional Policy Commissioner Danuta Hübner in Brussels.
Ar mholadh an Tánaiste and Aire Airgeadais, an tUasal Brian Ó Comhain, TD, tá an Rialtas tar éis an tUasal Ciaran Connolly, Ard-Rúnaí Cúnta sa Roinn Airgeadais, a cheapadh mar Ard-Rúnaí (Bainistíocht and Forbairt Seirbhíse Poiblí) sa Roinn Airgeadais. Beidh sé ina chomharba ar an Uasal Eddie Sullivan, atá ag dul ar scor, agus rachaidh sé I mbun an phoist ó 1 Eanáir 2008.