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

November, 2014

27/11/2014 HSE National Service Plan 2015

The National Service Plan for 2015, as required under legislation, sets out the type and volume of services, which will be provided across the health services within the funding allocated by Government and taking into consideration: Quality improvement and patient safety, reform of the health services & the quantum of services to be provided.
Categories : External Analysis,Health
Authors : HSE

26/11/2014 Ireland’s Fiscal Profile – Q4 2014

An overview of the fiscal situation in Q4 2014, looking at the recent evolution of government revenues, expenditure (current and capital), the deficit and the national debt.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Public Expenditure,Taxation
Authors : Duffy, Karl

25/11/2014 Fiscal Assessment Report November 2014

Fiscal Assessment Report November 2014
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

12/11/2014 Domestic Water Use And Charges: Evidence From The USA

Domestic Water Use and Charges: Evidence from the US
Categories : Our Analysis,Water Policy
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

12/11/2014 Report On Tax Expenditures

The Commission on Taxation recommended a systematic approach to the evaluation of tax expenditures (Recommendation 8.5 P 230). This report by the Department of Finance sets out an excellent process to achieve this. When implemented it should ensure that the proliferation of tax expenditures which made a significant contribution to the economic crisis should be avoided in the future.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Department Of Finance

05/11/2014 Economic Forecasts for Ireland Autumn 2014

Economic Forecasts for Ireland Autumn 2014
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis
Authors : European Commission

October, 2014

30/10/2014 Civil Service Renewal Plan

A three-year reform plan for the Civil Service, launched in October 2014
Categories : External Analysis,Public Expenditure,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Service Renewal Taskforce, Civil

21/10/2014 Survey of Irish Benefits 2014

This paper, updated for 2014, surveys the benefit system in Ireland. It provides detail on social payments as a percentage of GDP, GNP and overall government expenditure and it compares the benefit system in Ireland to that of the UK.
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Income Distribution,Public Expenditure
Authors : Preston, Shauna

20/10/2014 Report of Top Level Appointments Committee 2013 (October 2014)

Report of Top Level Appointments Committee 2013 (October 2014)
Categories : External Analysis,Public Expenditure,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Department Of Public Expenditure And Reform

16/10/2014 Budget 2015

Proposed revenues and expenditures for the year 2015, presented to the Dáil on 14 October 2014 by the Minister for Finance.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Policy Briefs
Authors : Department Of Finance

16/10/2014 Comprehensive Expenditure Report 2015-2017

This document is the Comprehensive Expenditure Report 2015 – 2017, as presented to Dáil Éireann on 14 October 2014 by the Minster for Public Expenditure & Reform. It sets out the Government’s expenditure allocations and measures for 2015, and the expenditure ceilings for 2016 and 2017.
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Policy Briefs,Public Expenditure
Authors : Department Of Public Expenditure And Reform

14/10/2014 Estimates of Receipts and Expenditure 2015 (Pre-Budget).

Estimates of Receipts and Expenditure 2015 (Pre-Budget). Department of Finance
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Department Of Finance

September, 2014

30/09/2014 Decision on Water Charges by the Commission for Energy Regulation

Press Release - Decision on Water Charges by the Commission for Energy Regulation
Categories : External Analysis,Water Policy
Authors : For Energy Regulation, Commission

22/09/2014 Pre-Budget 2015 Statement

September 2014 Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
Categories : Budget and Troika,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

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

08/09/2014 Ireland’s Competitiveness

Ireland is ranked 25th in the 2014 Global Competitiveness Report. How can we improve our position?
Categories : Critical Analysis,Debt & Deficits,Our Analysis
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

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

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