Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Paschal DonohoeSearch all speeches

Results 101-120 of 19,012 for speaker:Paschal Donohoe

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Budget Measures (10 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: The budgetary allocations for 2020 will be decided by Cabinet as part of the annual estimates process and announced in the Budget in October. The prioritisation of measures, within that allocation, for the Education Sector is a matter for the Minister for Education and Skills.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Shareholdings (10 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: The following list sets out the entities in which the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform or the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform holds a share certificate: - Coillte (Irish Forestry Board) - Murphy’s Irish Seafood (formerly Fastnet Mussels Ltd) - Kush Seafarms Ltd - Irish National Stud - Housing Finance Agency - Ervia - National Building Agency (currently...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Contracts Data (10 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: My Department does not have any contracts for the provision of security services in respect of buildings in which its staff are located. I have set out in the following tables the relevant details in respect of the bodies under the aegis of my Department. National Shared Services Office Security Provider Location of Service Procurement Process Duration of Services contract Manguard...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Budget 2019 (10 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: Carryover costs for 2020 are set out in Table 7 on page 43 of Expenditure Report 2019. These costs relate to current expenditure measures introduced in Budget 2019 which have further cost implications for 2020. These costs are set out in the table. Carryover Impact of Certain Budget 2019 Current Expenditure Measures Department Impact in 2020 (€m) Employment Affairs and Social...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Sector Pay (10 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: The amount of €0.4 billion included in the SES in respect of public service pay increases relates to public servants covered by the Public Service Stability Agreement. This amount will be included in the medium term expenditure ceilings published in the Mid-Year Expenditure Report, on an aggregate basis. Specific allocations will be made to individual Vote groups as part of the...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Budgets (10 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: Current estimates of certain demographic pressures in the areas of Health, Social Protection and Education were set out in Expenditure Report 2019 and included in the pre-committed current expenditure baseline for the period to 2021. These costs are set out again on an aggregate level in the recently published Summer Economic Statement. For 2020 and 2021, an allocation of €0.5 billion...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Capital Expenditure Programme (10 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: As set out in the Summer Economic Statement (SES) an expenditure reserve of up to €0.2 billion is to be established in 2020 to accommodate funding requirements liable to arise in connection with the National Broadband Plan and National Children’s Hospital. No decision has been made at this time regarding the specific allocation of this reserve as the funding of additional costs...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Fiscal Data (10 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: The allocation for Live Register spending in 2020, as with all other lines of expenditure, will be considered during the forthcoming discussions on the Estimates process. In this context, my Department will also prepare a Live Register analysis paper to inform these discussions. As usual this paper will be published on Budget day.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Capital Expenditure Programme (10 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: The multi-annual capital investment ceilings by Ministerial Vote Group for the period 2019 to 2022 were published in the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2019 and are set out below. These include provision for the €0.7 billion increase in capital expenditure provided for in the National Development Plan and referenced in the recently published Summer Economic Statement (SES). In...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Banking Sector Regulation (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: The Central Bank of Ireland has advised me that it has checked the methodologies applied by lenders to calculate fixed rate breakage fees on mortgages subject to the European Union (Consumer Mortgage Credit Agreements) Regulations 2016 and has seen no evidence of material failings in this regard. In addition the Central Bank has stated that it cannot comment specifically on the compliance...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: VAT Rate Application (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: I propose to take Questions Nos. 147 and 148 together. VAT legislation does not apply the zero rate of VAT to food supplements but shortly after the introduction of VAT Revenue applied a concessionary zero rating to certain vitamin, mineral and fish oil products. As the market developed over the years this treatment resulted in the zero rating by Revenue of further similar products,...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Revenue Commissioners Staff (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: Revenue is an integrated tax and customs administration. I am advised that Revenue has appointed 615 staff from open and interdepartmental competitions since the start of 2019. Of these, almost 400 were assigned to customs roles or to backfill positions from which existing staff were assigned to customs roles in preparation for Brexit, with the balance assigned to other Revenue functions....

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Yield (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: I propose to take Questions Nos. 150 and 151 together. I am advised by Revenue that based on the number of departing passengers in 2018 as published by the Central Statistics Office (18,300,561), the expected revenue generated would be €91.5 million, if charged at a rate of €5 per passenger. There is no information available in respect of the number of disabled passengers and...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: The Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme provides relief from VAT and VRT (up to a certain limit) on the purchase of an adapted car for transport of a person with specific severe and permanent physical disabilities, payment of a Fuel Grant, and an exemption from Motor Tax. To qualify for the Scheme an applicant must be in possession of a Primary Medical...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Brexit Staff (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: I am advised by Revenue that no additional resources were recruited to Revenue in 2016 for Brexit. Following the decision of the UK in June 2016 to leave the EU, Revenue began a review of potential policy and operational implications and that work was undertaken within the then existing resources. Budget 2017 provided Revenue with resources for an additional 40 staff to prepare for Brexit....

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Code (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: It was not possible to collate the information sought in the time available and, therefore, I will make arrangements to provide the information to the Deputy as soon as possible and in line with Standing Orders.

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Cycle to Work Scheme (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: The purpose of the cycle to work scheme, introduced by the Finance (No. 2) Act 2008, is to encourage more employees to cycle to and from work, or between work places, thereby contributing to lowering carbon emissions, reducing traffic congestion and improving health and fitness levels. Under the scheme an employer may provide an employee with a bicycle and/or cycle safety equipment without...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Departmental Expenditure (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: The amount my Department spent on tribunals, commissions of investigation and statutory inquiries in each of the years 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019 are in tabular form below. Year IBRC Commission of Investigation Banking Inquiry 2019 €81,137.70 Nil 2018 €29,769.26 Nil 2017 €54,436.50 Nil 2016 €27,180.63 €34,348 2015 €223,724.55 €208,013

Written Answers — Department of Finance: State Aid Investigations (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: Notwithstanding the appeal in the Apple State aid case and the difference in view between Ireland and the Commission on the issue, the Government has always stated that it is fully committed to complying with the binding legal obligations the Commission’s Final Decision places on Ireland. The State recovered the alleged State aid from Apple. The total amount lodged to the Escrow Fund...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Land Transfers (9 Jul 2019)

Paschal Donohoe: I am advised by Revenue that the transfer of one acre of land by a person to a sibling to build a house on that land constitutes a disposal of the land for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes. Any gain arising on the transfer of the land is liable to CGT for the person making the disposal. The first €1,270 of gains made by an individual in a tax year are exempt from CGT. Relief from...

   Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Paschal DonohoeSearch all speeches