The Department of Finance was established in 1922.
Currently, it is led by Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, TD, assisted by Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’Arcy TD.
Learn more about the establishment of the Department of Finance
The Department’s mission is to manage Government finances and play a central role in the achievement of the Government’s economic and social goals having regard to the Programme for a Partnership Government.
In this way, we will play a leadership role in the improvement of the standards of living of all Irish citizens.
The Department is working for the period 2017 to 2020 towards achieving the following strategic goals:
Read the full departmental Statement of Strategy 2017-2020
The Framework of Assignments outlines the assignment of responsibilities by the Secretary General for the performance of functions the Public Service Management Act 1997.
The Department’s Management Board consists of ten positions.
Further details as to the Department’s structure, Assistant Secretary responsibilities and management tiers are available on Who Does What
See the list of Designated Public Officials within the Department of Finance under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, here.
The Department is made up of eight divisions