July, 2015

30/07/2015 The National Minimum Wage 2015

Recommendations from the Low Pay Commission for the National Minimum Wage 2015
Categories : Income Distribution,Policy Briefs,Public Expenditure
Authors : Pay Commission, Low

29/07/2015 Eurostat: Sector Classification of Irish Water

Eurostat: Sector Classification of Irish Water
Categories : External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Water Policy
Authors : Eurostat

15/07/2015 Environment Taxes Reach €4.6 billion in 2014

€4.6 billion of environment related taxes were collected in 2014, an increase of 4.5% on 2013 but still 4.7% below their highest level of €4.8 billion in 2007. Energy taxes (mainly taxes on transport fuels) accounted for 61% of total environment taxes in 2014 with another 38% coming from Transport taxes (including motor tax and vehicle registration tax VRT).
Categories : Environment & Sustainability,External Analysis,Policy Briefs
Authors : CSO

15/07/2015 Energy Taxes

Ireland’s energy taxes are relatively high and above the OECD average. This note looks at our tax burden on energy use and CO2 emissions.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Critical Analysis,Our Analysis,Taxation
Authors : Farrell, Colm

13/07/2015 Sustainable Governance Indicators 2015 : Ireland's Ranking. Bertelsmann Foundation

Sustainable Governance Indicators 2015 : Ireland's Ranking. Bertelsmann Foundation
Categories : External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Foundation, Bertelsmann

08/07/2015 Deprivation

Deprivation levels have increased across all income deciles since the economic crisis in 2008. Deprivation is highest among lone-parents and lowest among those who are retired.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Income Distribution
Authors : Farrell, Colm

June, 2015

29/06/2015 Maths And Science Skills Of Irish Students

Ireland’s maths and science scores, among 15-year-old students, are above the OECD average. Yet, 15% of 15-year-olds lack basic skills.
Categories : Other Documents,Our Analysis
Authors : Farrell, Colm

23/06/2015 IMF Report On Ireland June 2015

IMF Report on Ireland June 2015. IMF Executive Board Concludes Third Post-Program Monitoring Discussions with Ireland
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : IMF

18/06/2015 Analysis of High Income Individuals' Restriction 2013

The 2006 and 2007 Finance Acts introduced, with effect from 1 January 2007, measures to limit the use of certain tax reliefs and exemptions (known as ‘specified reliefs’) by high income individuals. Such individuals, by means of the cumulative use of various tax incentive reliefs, had in previous years the
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Policy Briefs,Taxation
Authors : Revenue Commissioners

18/06/2015 Vacant Site Levy - An Update

In our commentary published on 21 May, 2015 we argued that the proposed exemption of land in public ownership from the vacant site levy under the the Planning and Development(No 1) Bill, 2014 (Head 5) was misconceived.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Our Analysis,Property Tax
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

11/06/2015 Ireland's Public Debt Burden

This note (updated) examines Ireland’s debt burden and also includes comparisons with other EU countries.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,Income Distribution,Public Expenditure,Taxation
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

05/06/2015 OECD Economic Outlook (June, 2015)

OECD Economic Outlook (June, 2015)
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Environment & Sustainability,External Analysis,Financial Crisis
Authors : OECD

05/06/2015 Fiscal Assessment Report (June, 2015)

Fiscal Advisory Council ‘Fiscal Assessment Report’ (June, 2015)
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Financial Crisis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

01/06/2015 Assessment Of 2015 Stability Programme For Ireland, EU Commission, May 2015

Assessment of 2015 Stability Programme for Ireland, EU Commission, May 2015
Categories : Critical Analysis,External Analysis,Financial Crisis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Policy Briefs
Authors : European Commission

May, 2015

21/05/2015 EU Recommendation On Ireland's Stability Programme (Draft) May 2015

EU Recommendation on Ireland's Stability Programme (Draft) May 2015. EU Commission.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : European Commission

13/05/2015 Compare Your Country - Tax Burden On Labour Income

OECD -Compare Your Country - Tax Burden On Labour Income
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Income Distribution,Research Reports,Taxation
Authors : OECD

13/05/2015 Some Myths About Education, May 2015, OECD

Some Myths About Education, May 2015, OECD
Categories : Critical Analysis,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : OECD

13/05/2015 Taxing Wages : Key Findings for Ireland. April 2015, OECD

Taxing Wages : Key Findings for Ireland. April 2015, OECD
Categories : Critical Analysis,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Taxation
Authors : OECD

13/05/2015 Alcohol Consumption in Ireland. May 2015 OECD

Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use Country note - Ireland
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Health,Health Policy
Authors : OECD

April, 2015

29/04/2015 Ireland’s Stability Programme April 2015 Update

Ireland’s Stability Programme April 2015 Update incorporating the Department of Finance's Spring Economic Statment.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Financial Crisis
Authors : Department Of Finance

29/04/2015 Spring Economic Statement April 2015

Department of Finance Spring Economic Statement April 2015
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Financial Crisis,Public Expenditure
Authors : Department Of Finance

20/04/2015 Government Finance Statistics April 2015

Government Finance Statistics April 2015 CSO
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Policy Briefs
Authors : CSO

16/04/2015 Fiscal Monitor - April 2015

Fiscal Policies for Sustainable Growth. IMF. April 2015.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : IMF

13/04/2015 Monthly Economic Bulletin April 2015

Department of Finance.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : Department Of Finance

08/04/2015 The EU Expenditure Benchmark: Operational Issues for Ireland in 2016

Analytical Note No. 7: April 2015
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Income Distribution
Authors : Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

March, 2015

26/03/2015 IMF Report On Ireland March 2015

IMF Report on Ireland March 2015
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : IMF

20/03/2015 Spending On Medication Increases With Age.

Public spending per head on medication for the oldest age group is almost 20 times that for children aged between 5 and 11.
Categories : Health Policy
Authors : Redmond, Paul

09/03/2015 Defined Benefit Pension Schemes Statistics 2014

Defined benefit schemes - Review of 2014 statistics
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Pension Reform
Authors : Authority, Pensions

04/03/2015 Country Report Ireland 2015 : EU Commission

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Country Report Ireland 2015 Including an In-Depth Review on the prevention and correction of macroeconomic imbalances
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Policy Briefs
Authors : European Commission

04/03/2015 Evaluation Of Tax Expenditure

Presentation from a Seminar on the Evaluation of Tax Expenditures held in the Department of Finance on 2 March, 2015”.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Our Analysis,Presentations/Conference,Taxation
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

04/03/2015 Data Issues In Evaluation Of Tax Expenditures: A Revenue Perspective

Data Issues in Evaluation of Tax Expenditures: a Revenue Perspective by Keith Walsh
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Presentations/Conference,Taxation
Authors : Walsh, Keith

04/03/2015 Case Studies In Tax Expenditure Evaluation

Presentation to Seminar on Evaluation of Tax Expenditures, 2 March 2015 Brendan O'Connor, Ecomomics Division, Department of Finance.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Financial Crisis,Presentations/Conference,Taxation
Authors : O'Connor, Brendan

04/03/2015 Overview of Department of Finance Tax Expenditure Evaluation Guidelines

Seminar on Evaluation of Tax Expenditures, 2 March 2014 Presentation by David Hegarty & Donal Lynch Economics Division, Department of Finance
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Presentations/Conference,Taxation
Authors : Hegarty & Donal Lynch, David

February, 2015

10/02/2015 Going For Growth 2015: Ireland Country Notes

OECD Going For Growth 2015: Ireland Country Notes
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : OECD

06/02/2015 Irish Economy : EU Commission Forecast February 2015

Ireland's economy is expected to remain resilient and to keep growing faster than the EU average. Thanks to buoyant tax revenues, the deficit remains on a downward path despite considerable overspending
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : EU

05/02/2015 Appointments To State Boards : New Procedures

Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, November 2014
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Public Expenditure
Authors : Department Of Public Expenditure And Reform

05/02/2015 Fiscal Update - Q4 2014

Budget 2015 was the first expansionary Budget since the onset of the economic crisis, and brought to an end seven years of fiscal consolidation. This note surveys the health of our public finances in 2014, highlighting the better-than-expected tax revenues that allowed for an early end to austerity.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Our Analysis,Taxation
Authors : O'Sullivan, Cormac

04/02/2015 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. This note looks at some data on incentives to work.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Income Distribution,Our Analysis
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

02/02/2015 Where Did The Money Go ?

Where did all the money channelled into property-backed lending go? Patrick Honohan's article in the Irish Times.
Categories : Critical Analysis,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Property Tax
Authors : Honohan, Patrick

02/02/2015 Self-Reported Health In Ireland

Self-Reported Health (SRH) is thought of by many as a "one-size fits all" measure of the overall health level of a population and thus has been suggested as a possible solution to measuring health outcomes and determining health needs. Ireland routinely performs well in international comparisons of this indicator. This note investigates whether Self-Reported Health is a good measure of population health.
Categories : Health,Health Policy,Our Analysis
Authors : Briody, Jonathan

January, 2015

30/01/2015 Ireland: Second Post-program Monitoring Discussions; Staff Report; January 2015

Ireland SECOND POST-PROGRAM MONITORING DISCUSSIONS; STAFF REPORT; January, 2015 IMF
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Financial Crisis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Income Distribution
Authors : IMF

30/01/2015 Ireland: Ex Post Evaluation Of Exceptional Access Under The 2010 Extended Arrangement- January 2015

IRELAND: EX POST EVALUATION OF EXCEPTIONAL ACCESS UNDER THE 2010 EXTENDED ARRANGEMENT - January 2015
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Financial Crisis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Public Sector Reform
Authors : IMF

30/01/2015 Household Finance And Consumption Survey, 2013, CSO

Household Finance and Consumption Survey, 2013, CSO
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Income Distribution,Public Expenditure
Authors : CSO

29/01/2015 Ireland : IMF Annual Review 2015 Statement

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Dublin during January 20–27 for the 2015 Article IV consultation discussions, part of the IMF’s regular surveillance of all member countries. This document outlines its finding.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : IMF

28/01/2015 New Regulations On Residential Mortgage Lending

The Central Bank of Ireland today (27 January) announced the introduction of new regulations which will apply proportionate limits to mortgage lending by regulated financial services providers in the Irish market.
Categories : External Analysis,Property Tax
Authors : Bank, Central

28/01/2015 Implementation Of The Local Property Tax

This note sets out the structure of the Local Property Tax, the details of which were finalized on September 4th 2014. The tax came into effect on July 1st 2013 and in that year only a half charge was applied. 2014 was the first full year of the tax, for which the yield was €491m. From 2015, Local Authorities will be empowered to increase or decrease the rate of LPT in their jurisdictions by up to 15%. It was also announced that no Local Authority would receive less than their 2014 level of funding through an Equalisation Fund. Two case studies are provided on the implementation of the Local Property Tax in Dublin City and in Donegal.
Categories : Our Analysis,Property Tax
Authors : Duffy, Karl

December, 2014

18/12/2014 Health Service National Service Plan 2014

Health Service National Service Plan 2014
Categories : External Analysis,Health,Health Policy,Public Expenditure
Authors : Health

12/12/2014 Revenue Statistics Ireland 2014

The tax GNP ratio in Ireland in 2012 was 33.4% (OECd avg 33.7% of GDP)
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Financial Crisis,Income Distribution,Public Expenditure
Authors : OECD

08/12/2014 The Recruitment, Retention, Performance And Development Of Senior Civil Servants In Ireland

Top Level Appointments Committee Final Report
Categories : External Analysis,Policy Briefs,Public Sector Reform
Authors : TLAC

01/12/2014 How The Irish Pension System Provides For Current Retirees

This note examines the data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) in relation to the incomes of the current population of retirees (aged over 65). It identifies the core determinants of these current incomes and suggests the policy implications that these results hold.
Categories : Our Analysis,Pension Reform,Public Expenditure
Authors : Briody, Jonathan

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