September, 2014

09/09/2014 Education at a Glance 2014-Ireland

The attached note summarises the findings in relation to Ireland from the 2014 Edition of the OECD publication "Education at a Glance".
Categories : External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : OECD

04/09/2014 Government Finalises Implementation of Local Property Tax

The Government has today (4th September 2014) finalised the implementation of the Local Property Tax (LPT); 80% of LPT will be retained locally to fund vital public services in 2015. The remaining 20% will be re-distributed to provide top-up funding to certain local authority areas that have lower property tax bases due to the variance in property values across the State
Categories : External Analysis,Local Government,Property Tax
Authors : Of The Environment, Department

August, 2014

14/08/2014 The Cost of Collecting Commercial Rates

Using our dataset on Local Authority finances, this note examines the efficiency of Commercial Rate collection in Ireland. There is a wide disparity in the performance of individual Local Authorities, while the sector as a whole compares unfavourably to the efficiency of collection by the Revenue.
Categories : Local Government,Our Analysis
Authors : Farrell, Colm

13/08/2014 Update to Local Government Finance Web App

More data on Town Councils included in our App localauthorityfinances.com
Categories : Local Government,Our Analysis
Authors : O'Sullivan, Cormac

13/08/2014 Fiscal Update Q2 2014: Austerity Fatigue

An analysis of exchequer returns in the year to July and their implication for Budget 2015 Excerpt: How much wriggle room for Budget 2015?
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Our Analysis
Authors : O'Sullivan, Cormac

July, 2014

30/07/2014 Strengthening Civil Service Accountability & Performance of our Civil Service: How and When

Paper by Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Robert Watt, delivered at MacGill Summer School, 23 July 2014.
Categories : External Analysis,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Watt, Robert

30/07/2014 Data Everywhere

This blog post from Robert Watt, the Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, looks at the government’s efforts to make more accessible data regarding the public finances.
Categories : External Analysis,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Watt, Robert

30/07/2014 Good Health

This blog post from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform looks at how expenditure on the health services has changed over recent years
Categories : External Analysis,Health Policy
Authors : Howlin, Brendan

30/07/2014 Government Finance Statistics 2014 Quarter 1

CSO - Government Finance Statistics 2014 Q1
Categories : Budget and Troika,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : CSO

30/07/2014 The Distribution of Income and the Public Finances

The Distribution of Income and the Public Finances
Categories : External Analysis,Income Distribution
Authors : FitzGerald, John

23/07/2014 Local Property Tax Statistics July 2014

The statistics in this release from the Revenue Commissioners are based on preliminary analysis of returns filed and other LPT related information. Work on refining the LPT Register is ongoing and consequently the data included are not final data and a certain amount of estimation has been required.
Categories : External Analysis,Property Tax
Authors : Revenue Commissioners

17/07/2014 Review of NAMA

Review of the progress of the National Asset Management Agency
Categories : External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Department Of Finance

10/07/2014 Wealth of Older People in Ireland : North and South, CARDI, June 2014

Wealth of Older People in Ireland : North and South, CARDI, June 2014
Categories : Income Distribution
Authors : Cardi

09/07/2014 Quantification of the Economic Impacts of Selected Structural Reforms in Ireland

Quantification of the Economic Impacts of Selected Structural Reforms in Ireland Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service Working Paper July 2014
Categories : Budget and Troika,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Irish Government Economic And Evaluation Service

June, 2014

24/06/2014 Post-Programme Surveillance for Ireland - Spring 2014 Report

This first post-programme surveillance (PPS) report provides an assessment of Ireland's economic, fiscal and financial situation following the completion of the EU-IMF financial assistance programme.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : European Commission

13/06/2014 Report of Independent Panel on Strengthening Civil Service Accountability and Performance May 2014

Report of Independent Panel on Strengthening Civil Service Accountability and Performance May 2014
Categories : External Analysis,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Dowling, Dorothea

12/06/2014 Welfare Targeting and Work Incentives

Tax and welfare policies must strike a balance between providing income support to those in need and maintaining a financial incentive to work. This paper focuses mainly on the latter objective, identifying the financial incentive to work as measured by the replacement rate – the ratio of out-of-work income to in-work income.
Categories : External Analysis,Income Distribution
Authors : Keane, Claire

12/06/2014 Can We Measure Who Loses Most From Public Service Spending Cuts?

The distributional impacts of changes in taxes and cash benefits are relatively well-understood. This paper explores the less understood methods for modelling the impact of changes to spending on ‘in-kind’ benefits – such as health, education or infrastructure – and the issues those methods raise.
Categories : External Analysis,Income Distribution
Authors : O'Dea, Cormac

12/06/2014 Tracker Mortgages; How Much Equity?

This note analyses mortgage arrears in Ireland with particular reference to tracker mortgages
Categories : Income Distribution,Our Analysis
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

11/06/2014 EU Opinion on Ireland's Stability Programme 2014

EU Opinion on Ireland's Stability Programme 2014
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis,Financial Crisis
Authors : European Commission

11/06/2014 Ireland’s Public Debt Burden

This note examines Ireland’s debt burden and also includes comparisons with other EU countries.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Our Analysis
Authors : Nacheva, Martina

May, 2014

30/05/2014 The Behaviour Of Wages In Ireland During The Recession

This report looks at the issue of downward wage rigidity - specifically, whether or not wages fell during the recession. Using a histogram approach, the authors find little evidence to suggest that structural or institutional factors prevented wages from falling during the period 2008 -2011
Categories : Income Distribution,Our Analysis
Authors : Lambert, Derek,O'Meara, Graeme

21/05/2014 Public Service Reform In Ireland

Presentation By Robert Watt To IIEA 15 May 2014
Categories : External Analysis,Presentations/Conference,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Watt, Robert

15/05/2014 Construction 2020

The government’s strategy for accelerating growth in the construction sector
Categories : External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Government, Irish

13/05/2014 Local Property Tax Statistics April 2014

The statistics in this release are based on preliminary analysis of returns filed and other LPT related information. Work on refining the LPT Register is ongoing and consequently the data included are not final data and a cert
Categories : Critical Analysis,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Property Tax
Authors : Revenue Commissioners

09/05/2014 Ireland's Report Card May 2014

Ireland's Continuing Progress May 2014 - Department of Finance
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

07/05/2014 Health And Education: Are Our Priorities Right?

Relative spending on education versus health is low in Ireland compared to other EU countries when account is taken of our younger population.
Categories : Health,Health Policy,Our Analysis
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

06/05/2014 IMF: Ireland-Concluding Statement Of The First Post-Program Monitoring Discussion May 2014

IMF: Ireland-Concluding Statement Of The First Post-Program Monitoring Discussion May 2014
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : IMF

April, 2014

25/04/2014 Exchequer Returns February 2014

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

25/04/2014 Tax Receipts March 2014

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 : O'Sullivan, Cormac

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,Water Policy
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

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