THE SEANAD HAS PASSED the second stage of the Finance Bill, 28:21. The Seanad will meet again in the morning at 10.30am for further discussion on amendments to the Bill, before it passes back to the Dáil. The Dáil is due to convene tomorrow evening at 8pm, when it will take any recommendations generated in the Seanad. This morning, Taoiseach Brian Cowen confirmed that the Dáil will meet again on Tuesday before he goes to the Áras to seek its dissolution and confirm the general election date.
# finance-bill - Friday 28 October, 2016
Stephen Donnelly said elements of the Finance Bill will benefit landlords with large portfolios.
# finance-bill - Thursday 22 October, 2015
Taxes are going up on oil and gas production.
# finance-bill - Thursday 23 October, 2014
# finance-bill - Thursday 24 October, 2013
Under a provision of the Finance Bill published today, authorities will be allowed to search “any bag or receptacle” that they reasonably believe contains an illegally smuggled tobacco product.
# finance-bill - Thursday 7 March, 2013
The Finance Minister said yesterday that there is no unidentified source that the government can tap for funding to help close the deficit.
# finance-bill - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
The Dáil will debate the Magdalene Laundries report, and begin debating the Finance Bill, later today.
# finance-bill - Thursday 14 February, 2013
A buyer who discovers that the person who sold them the house under-declared its value when paying the tax will be required to inform Revenue which will then pursue the seller, the Department of Finance said.
# finance-bill - Wednesday 13 February, 2013
Much of the Bill gives effect to measures announced in Budget 2013 – but there are also some new parts.
# finance-bill - Saturday 5 January, 2013
The film industry is one of our few economic bright spots, writes Simon Carty – so we should support it now more than ever.
# finance-bill - Thursday 16 February, 2012
TDs vote in favour of the last part of the 2012 Budget, though there is still time for amendments to be made to the Bill.
# finance-bill - Monday 13 February, 2012
The Green Cards are not subject to a labour means test but are permitted for those occupations where there are skill shortages.
# finance-bill - Thursday 9 February, 2012
Luke Ming Flanagan said that the country “is on its knees” and turf cutters aren’t looking for the tax breaks offered in yesterday’s Finance Bill.
The nine stories you need to know this morning – including Tallaght shooting, rent results, and the unusual things in the Finance Bill…
Here are three of the more unusual elements of the Finance Bill 2012…
# finance-bill - Wednesday 8 February, 2012
In tonight’s Fix: What you need to know about the Finance Bill, latest on the Tallaght drive-by, and the man who’s betting on the Irish economy…
The Minister for Finance says that the new Special Assignee Relief Programme will only apply to people whose skills are not available in Ireland.
Mortgage interest relief extended for first-time buyers and the threshold to qualify for the Universal Social Charge is doubled.
# finance-bill - Thursday 5 January, 2012
The Department of Finance says lenders have been told to apply mortgage interest relief with effect from January 1st.
# finance-bill - Thursday 29 December, 2011
2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.
# finance-bill - Wednesday 8 June, 2011
A third Finance Bill of 2011 will be published in the coming weeks and enacted by the end of July, Michael Noonan says.
# finance-bill - Saturday 29 January, 2011
The Finance Bill passes unamended through the Seanad, after a late scare for Fianna Fáil when the Greens jump ship.
The Finance Bill will finish its passage through the Seanad today, allowing dozens of on-hold TDs to take Saturday night off.
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# finance-bill - Friday 28 January, 2011
The week that was, in pictures.
As the Finance Bill is sent to the Seanad, Brian Cowen confirms he’ll wait until Tuesday before going to the Park.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: More health insurance hikes, more debates about debates, but no more fanmail for Hitler’s former bodyguard…
# finance-bill - Wednesday 26 January, 2011
The government bags a crucial victory on the Finance Bill after independents offer support in exchange for big amendments.
THE CRUCIAL VOTE on the Second Stage of the Finance Bill is due in the Dáil in the coming minutes… but it looks like the government has been handed a last-minute reprieve after Michael Lowry released a statement indicating that the government had offered concessions on tax-deductible student registration fees, and to rush through an amendment levying a 90 per cent tax on bankers’ bonuses.
Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.
The nine stories you really need to know as you sit down with the first coffee of the day…
# finance-bill - Tuesday 25 January, 2011
The full text of Michael Lowry’s statement on his opposition to the Finance Bill, which may now fail to survive the Dáil.
Michael Lowry says he can’t back the Finance Bill “in its current format” – meaning the Bill could fall tomorrow.
Some think having an election during the school holidays is a hindrance, others think it makes sense. What do you think?
Here’s how the next week in the Dáíl and Seanad will pan out, in order to allow an election be held as quickly as possible.
The Dáil schedule is cleared to allow the Finance Bill to be sped through – and may be in on Saturday night to wrap up.
# finance-bill - Monday 24 January, 2011
Three of the four opposition parties have reached a decision with the government on a timetable for the Finance Bill – and a 25 February election now looks likely.
# finance-bill - Sunday 23 January, 2011
Michael Lowry and Jackie Healy-Rae put the Finance Bill in further jeopardy – saying they may not vote for it.