April, 2014

23/04/2014 Raising Resources For UHI

Background Policy Paper on Raising Resources for Universal Health Insurance
Categories : External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Health
Authors : Of Health, Department

23/04/2014 Designing The Future Health Basket

Background Policy Paper on the Designing the Future Health Basket
Categories : External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Health
Authors : Of Health, Department

20/04/2014 Fiscal Update - Q1 2014

An analysis of exchequer returns for the first quarter of 2014
Categories : Budget and Troika,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : O'Sullivan, Cormac

17/04/2014 Stability Programme Update 2014

The SPU sets out the official macro-economic and fiscal forecasts for Ireland out to 2018.
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Department Of Finance

17/04/2014 Survey On Income And Living Conditions

The Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) in Ireland is a household survey covering a broad range of issues in relation to income and living conditions. It is the official source of data on household and individual income and also provides a number of key national poverty indicators, such as the at risk of poverty rate, the consistent poverty rate and rates of enforced deprivation. This report presents the results for 2012 and comparable data for previous years.
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Income Distribution
Authors : CSO

14/04/2014 Holders Of Irish Government Bonds

The Central Bank of Ireland is today (11 April 2014) introducing an enhanced dataset on the holders of Irish government bonds.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Bank, Central

14/04/2014 Government Finance Statistics 2013

Central Statistics Office 2009 - 2013 (April 2014 Results)
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : CSO

11/04/2014 IMF Fiscal Monitor April 2014

The Fiscal Monitor surveys and analyses the latest public finance developments, updates fiscal implications of the crisis and medium-term fiscal projections, and assesses policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing. It is prepared twice a year by the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department.
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : IMF

08/04/2014 Monthly Economic Bulletin April 2014

Department of Finance's Monthly Economic Bulletin
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

07/04/2014 Effective Rates Of Corporation Tax In Ireland.

This Technical Paper considers calculations for an effective tax rate on corporate profits in Ireland. This is done under three broad headings: using model companies; using official national statistics; and using company financial reports. Between these, eight approaches for calculating the effective tax rate on company profits are identified.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Critical Analysis,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

07/04/2014 Public Service Pensions Accrued Liability

An actuarial valuation has been carried out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to update the accrued liability in respect of Public Service occupational pensions.
Categories : External Analysis,Pension Reform,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Department Of Public Expenditure And Reform

03/04/2014 White Paper On Universal Health Insurance

The Path to Universal Healthcare. The government set out their model for Universal Health Insurance, as well as a road map for achieving it.
Categories : External Analysis,Health
Authors : Of Health, Department

03/04/2014 Letter From California - Hospitals, Highways And Water

California continues to be a world leader in most of what it does and how it does it. A recent visit yielded some good (the value of scale, volunteers, transparency), and not so good (labelling of highway exits, water policy and management) examples
Categories : Other Documents
Authors : Convery, Frank

March, 2014

18/03/2014 Ireland: The Crisis And Its Aftermath

Ireland: The Crisis and Its Aftermath
Categories : External Analysis,Income Distribution
Authors : OECD

13/03/2014 Ireland's Report Card March 2014

Ireland's Report Card March 2014
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

07/03/2014 Macroeconomic Imbalances Ireland 2014

European Economy - Macroeconomic Imbalances Ireland 2014
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : European Commission

05/03/2014 Tax Revenue Profile 2014

Monthly profile of expected exchequer tax revenue receipts in 2014
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Department Of Finance

03/03/2014 The Prevalence of Smoking in Ireland

In October 2013 the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly launched the policy “A Tobacco Free Ireland by 2025”. The aim of the policy is to reduce the percentage of the population smoking to less than 5 per cent. This note sets out the latest position.
Categories : Health,Our Analysis
Authors : Redmond, Paul

02/03/2014 Compare Your Country - OECD Economic Outlook

This is a link to the OECD website which allows comparison with other OECD countries on a range of economic and social indicators.
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : OECD

February, 2014

20/02/2014 The Troika And Financial Assistance In The Euro Area: Successes And Failures

The Troika and financial assistance in the euro area: successes and failures.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Financial Crisis
Authors : Bruegal

17/02/2014 Debt And Growth: Is There A Magic Threshold

IMF researchers Andrea Pescatori, Damiano Sandri, and John Simon find no evidence of any particular debt threshold above which medium-term growth prospects are dramatically compromised.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : IMF

17/02/2014 Low Skills Of The Irish Workforce

In a guest commentary, John Martin former Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at OECD shows that the skill levels among the working-age population in Ireland are relatively low. Upskilling the adult population, especially in terms of the key information-processing skills, has to be a high priority for policy makers.
Categories : Income Distribution
Authors : P Martin, John

05/02/2014 Ireland: Report Card February 2014

Ireland's Continuing Progress February 2014 - Department of Finance
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Department Of Finance

January, 2014

29/01/2014 EU Fiscal Governance: Issues for Ireland

EU Fiscal Governance: Issues for Ireland. IIEA 28 January 2014
Categories : Budget and Troika,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Presentations/Conference
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

29/01/2014 EU Fiscal Governance: The New Rules

EU Fiscal Governance: The New Rules.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Presentations/Conference
Authors : McArdle, Pat

27/01/2014 Work Incentives

A key aim of public policy is to ensure that work pays while achieving adequate income protection for the unemployed. This is particularly important in the case of young people in order to avoid locking them into long-term unemployment which has very negative economic and social consequences in the longer-term.
Categories : Income Distribution,Our Analysis,Working Papers
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

23/01/2014 Policy Perspectives: Staff Publications 2013

Policy Perspectives: Staff Publications 2013 Department of Finance
Categories : External Analysis,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Department Of Finance

23/01/2014 Medium Term Budgetary Framework December 2013

Department of Finance Medium Term Budgetary Framework Published December 2013
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

15/01/2014 Report of the Expert Group on Repossessions

Recommendations from a civil service expert group on improving Ireland’s repossession framework
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis,Financial Crisis
Authors : Expert

15/01/2014 Health At A Glance 2013

The 2013 Edition of Health at a Glance-OECD Indicators presents the most recent comparable data on key indicators of health and health systems across the 34 OECD member countries. Attached is a note on how Ireland compares on Key Measures.
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Health
Authors : De Buitléir

15/01/2014 Public Service Reform Plan 2014-2016

The government’s strategy for public sector reform. Published in January, 2014
Categories : External Analysis,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Of Public Expenditure And Reform, Department

01/01/2014 Budget & Economic Statistics 2013

Department of Finance Budget & Economic Statistics 2013
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

December, 2013

19/12/2013 12th IMF Review December 2013

TWELFTH REVIEW UNDER THE EXTENDED ARRANGEMENT AND PROPOSAL FOR POST-PROGRAM MONITORING
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : IMF

18/12/2013 Health Service National Service Plan 2014

Health Service National Service Plan 2014
Categories : External Analysis,Health
Authors : Health

17/12/2013 A Strategy for Growth: Medium-Term Economic Strategy 2014-2020

Government of Ireland, December 2013
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

13/12/2013 EUROPEAN ECONOMY Occasional Papers 167 | December 2013

Economic Adjustment Programme for Ireland Autumn 2013 Review
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : Commission

13/12/2013 Ireland Report Card December 2013

Ireland Report Card December 2013 from the Department of Finance.
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

12/12/2013 Local Property Tax : Variation by Local Authorities

This note examines the scope which individual local authorities would have to vary the rate of property tax in their area should Government allow authorities to do so. The potential varies significantly in different local authority area.
Categories : Our Analysis,Property Tax
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

09/12/2013 Monthly Economic Bulletin December 2013

December 2013 Monthly Economic Bulletin Department of Finance
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

09/12/2013 From Grants to Finance: How to Unlock Home Retrofit Investment

This paper examines the issues which arise in relation to investment in energy conservation in private residences
Categories : Our Analysis,Property Tax
Authors : Curtin , Joseph

04/12/2013 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Scores) Results 2012

An Overview of Ireland's Results Can be Found Here
Categories : External Analysis,Public Sector Reform
Authors : OECD

November, 2013

27/11/2013 Exchequer Returns 31 October 2013

Monthly exchequer returns in Excel format. Returns are broken down in to their separate tax headings
Categories : Budget and Troika,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Cormac

27/11/2013 Tax Receipts 31 October 2013

Monthly tax receipts in Excel format. Tax receipts are broken down in to their separate tax headings
Categories : Budget and Troika,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Cormac

27/11/2013 Ireland: Pensions at a Glance 2013, OECD

Ireland: Pensions at a Glance 2013, OECD
Categories : External Analysis,Pension Reform
Authors : OECD

27/11/2013 The Finances of Local Government in Ireland

This note sets out the income and expenditure of the local government sector in Ireland.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : O'Meara, Graeme

25/11/2013 Perspectives on Fiscal Challenges Facing Ireland November 2013

Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Robert Watt, address at the Social Justice Ireland’s annual Social Policy Conference, in Croke Park, on Tuesday 19 November 2013.
Categories : Budget and Troika
Authors : Watt, Robert

23/11/2013 Fiscal Assessment Report; November, 2013

Fiscal Assessment Report; November, 2013
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

22/11/2013 Government: How Ireland Compares with OECD Countries 2013

Government at a glance 2013
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis
Authors : OECD

22/11/2013 Health Service in Ireland: Key Points 2013

Ireland continues to make substantive headway in improving health outcomes, but more can be done in reducing risk-factors for major diseases and improving value-for-money in health spending, according to a new OECD report.
Categories : External Analysis,Health
Authors : OECD

21/11/2013 Government Needs To Explain Why It Is Keeping 80% of the Property Tax

The decision by Government not to adhere to previous commitments to allocate 80pc of the yield from local property tax in 2014 to those areas in which the property is based is regrettable. The reverse in policy has not been explained satisfactorily
Categories : Our Analysis,Property Tax
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

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