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Organisation Information

About the Department of Finance

Last updated: 22 February 2019
Published: 7 January 2019
From: Department of Finance


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

Our Mission

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:

  • A sustainable macroeconomic environment and sound public finances
  • A balanced and equitable economy enabled by a vibrant, secure and well regulated financial sector

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.

Department Structure and Functions

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

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