April, 2017

27/04/2017 Public Service Performance Report 2016

Public Service Performance Report 2016 Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
Categories : Income Distribution,Public Expenditure
Authors : Of Public Expenditure & Reform, Department

12/04/2017 Future Funding of Domestic Water Services Report

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services Report. Oireachtas Committee
Categories : Environment & Sustainability,External Analysis,Water Policy
Authors : Committee, Oireachtas

11/04/2017 Ireland's Stability Programme, April 2017 Update

Ireland's Stability Programme, April 2017 Update Department of Finance
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Department Of Finance

11/04/2017 Government Finance Statistics 2016

Central Statistics Office Government Finance Statistics 2016
Categories : Critical Analysis,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : CSO

05/04/2017 Fiscal Monitor March 2017

Fiscal Monitor March 2017
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Public Expenditure,Taxation
Authors : Department Of Finance

March, 2017

07/03/2017 Fiscal Monitor February, 2017

Department of Finance, Fiscal Monitor February, 2017
Categories : Budget and Troika,Critical Analysis,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Income Distribution
Authors : Of Finance, Department

February, 2017

03/02/2017 Fiscal Monitor January 2017

Fiscal Monitor January 2017. Department of Finance.
Categories : External Analysis,Financial Crisis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Department Of Finance

01/02/2017 Survey of Income and Living Conditions 2015

Survey of Income and Living Conditions 2015. Central Statistics Office.
Categories : External Analysis,Income Distribution
Authors : CSO

January, 2017

24/01/2017 Distribution Of The Local Property Tax – How The Equalisation Fund Works

The Local Property Tax redistributes funds to Local Authorities through an Equalisation Fund. In 2017 the Equalisation Fund will benefit 21 of the 31 Local Authorities totalling over €140m.
Categories : Local Government,Property Tax
Authors : Farrell, Colm

18/01/2017 British Prime Minister's Speech On Brexit 17 January 2017

British Prime Minister's Speech On Brexit 17 January 2017
Categories : External Analysis,Other Documents
Authors : May, Theresa

17/01/2017 Education - Pupil Enrolment Projections

Rising enrolment numbers will increase public spending on education in the next 5 to 10 years.
Categories : Other Documents,Our Analysis,Public Expenditure
Authors : Farrell, Colm

11/01/2017 How Should We Pay For Water

The Report by the Expert Commission on the Funding of Domestic Public Water Services in Ireland has been submitted on schedule to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services.
Categories : Environment & Sustainability,Water Policy
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

11/01/2017 Local Authority Budgets in 2017

Local Authorities plan to spend €4.4 billion in 2017. This note accompanies the forthcoming update to the Local Authority Finances website with 2017 Budgets, and explains where the money will come from and what it will be spent on.
Categories : Critical Analysis,Local Government,Public Expenditure,Public Sector Reform,Supply-Side Reform
Authors : Farrell, Colm

December, 2016

20/12/2016 Brexit: Ireland And The UK In Numbers.

Brexit: Ireland and the UK in Numbers. CSO
Categories : Budget and Troika,Critical Analysis,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : CSO

19/12/2016 A Survey Of The Benefit System In Ireland

A Survey Of The Benefit System In Ireland
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Income Distribution,Our Analysis,Public Expenditure
Authors : Farrell, Colm

15/12/2016 Ireland's Competitiveness Challenge 2016, National Competitiveness Council, December 2016

Ireland's Competitiveness Challenge 2016, National Competitiveness Council, December 2016
Categories : Critical Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Income Distribution
Authors : Competitiveness Council, National

14/12/2016 Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2017, ESRI

Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2017, ESRI
Categories : External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Public Expenditure,Taxation
Authors : ESRI

12/12/2016 Commercial Rates & The Funding Of Local Authorities.

Income from commercial rates has increased by €137m (10%) between 2008 and 2015. This is in a period of little or no inflation. Rates income in 2015 was €1.5 billion, up from €1.4 billion in 2008. Reliance on commercial rates increased from 26% of revenue in 2008 to 37% in 2015. At least part of this increase is due to the reduction in Government grants arising from a transfer of functions, such as water services and third level support grants, from local authorities to other agencies.
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Local Government,Our Analysis
Authors : Farrell, Colm

07/12/2016 Brexit - Ireland and the U.K. in numbers

Brevity - Ireland and the U.K. in numbers
Categories : External Analysis
Authors : CSO

01/12/2016 Distribution Of Wealth In Ireland

Almost 60% of wealth in Ireland is owned by those over 55 and the largest components of tangible household wealth are the main residence and farms.
Categories : Income Distribution,Our Analysis
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

November, 2016

30/11/2016 Fiscal Assessment Report November, 2016

Fiscal Assessment Report November, 2016 Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

30/11/2016 Report on the Funding of Domestic Public Water Services in Ireland November 2016

Report on the Funding of Domestic Public Water Services in Ireland November 2016
Categories : Environment & Sustainability,Water Policy
Authors : Commission On Domestic Public Water Services, Expert

25/11/2016 Automatic Enrolment Boosts Pension Membership & Pension Saving Significantly In The UK.

Automatic enrolment boosts pension membership and pension saving significantly in the UK.
Categories : External Analysis,Pension Reform
Authors : Of Fiscal Studies, Institute

23/11/2016 Environmental Indicators Ireland 2016

Environmental Indicators Ireland 2016 CSO
Categories : Environment & Sustainability,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : CSO

23/11/2016 Local Authority Rent Arrears In Dublin

Of the close to 24,000 tenancies in Dublin City Council, 6,300 or 26% are in arrears to the value of 12 weeks rent or more.
Categories : Local Government,Our Analysis,Public Sector Reform
Authors : Farrell, Colm

17/11/2016 Irish Health Survey 2015

Irish Health Survey 2015
Categories : Health Policy
Authors : CSO

16/11/2016 Ireland's Public Debt Burden

While Ireland’s public debt burden is still relatively high, it is declining and the cost of servicing it will decline further as a share of Government revenue.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Income Distribution,Public Expenditure
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

09/11/2016 Health Costs By Age

The cost of claims in the private health insurance market is rising steeply for the those aged over 80 years old. Those aged 80+ have seen their average claims increase
Categories : Health Policy
Authors : Farrell, Colm

08/11/2016 Climate Change Advisory Council, First Report, November 2016

Climate Change Advisory Council, First Report, November 2016
Categories : Environment & Sustainability,External Analysis
Authors : Change Advisory Council, Climate

01/11/2016 Urgent Action Needed To Deliver Pension Promises

Ireland’s pension system promises adequate benefits in general but unless action is taken soon to address
Categories : Pension Reform
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

October, 2016

26/10/2016 National Risk Assessment 2016

National Risk Assessment 2016
Categories : External Analysis
Authors : Of The Taoiseach, Department

19/10/2016 Government Finance Statistics Q2 2016

CSO Government Finance Statistics Q2 2016
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : CSO

14/10/2016 Submission by Publicpolicy.ie to Commission on Water Charges October 2016

Submission by Publicpolicy.ie to Commission on Water Charges October 2016
Categories : Water Policy
Authors : Publicpolicy.ie

06/10/2016 Society At A Glance 2016 – Ireland

Society At A Glance 2016 – Ireland A spotlight on Youth
Categories : Fiscal Fact Sheets,Policy Briefs
Authors : OECD

September, 2016

20/09/2016 Post-Programme Surveillance Report - Ireland, Spring 2016, EU Commission

Post-Programme Surveillance Report - Ireland, Spring 2016, EU Commission
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : EU

16/09/2016 Education at a Glance Ireland 2016 OECD

Education at a Glance Ireland 2016 OECD
Categories : External Analysis
Authors : OECD

08/09/2016 IFAC Pre-Budget 2017 Statement

Pre-Budget 2017 Statement
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Public Expenditure,Taxation
Authors : Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

August, 2016

15/08/2016 Estimating Government Expenditure On Children In Ireland

This report estimates government expenditure on children (aged 0-18 years) in Ireland. The report proceeds as follows: Section 2 - we discuss the challenges involved in this type of study with reference to some of the existing literature in this area. Section 3 - we outline our methodology and Section 4 - we present our results. Section 5 presents some recommendations for future work.
Categories : Our Analysis
Authors : Redmond, Paul

July, 2016

22/07/2016 An Analysis of Public and Private Sector Earnings in Ireland 2008-2013

Written by researchers from the UCC School of Economics and commissioned by Publicpolicy.ie, this report analyses public and private sector earnings in Ireland 2008-13. Data is used only for over 650,000 individuals who were in employment for the full period 2008 to 2013, worked a minimum of 48 weeks a year, and earned at least €10,000 a year.
Categories : External Analysis,Income Distribution
Authors : Justin, Doran,McCarthy, Noirin

21/07/2016 Income Tax Reform Plan - July 2016

A Plan to review and examine options for future reform of Ireland's system of personal taxation.
Categories : Taxation
Authors : Department Of Finance

21/07/2016 Tax Strategy Group Papers - July 2016

The Department of Finance is today (21 July 2016) publishing the Tax Strategy Group Papers and an Income Tax Reform Plan.
Categories : Taxation
Authors : Of Finance, Department

14/07/2016 Government Income and Expenditure 2010 to 2015

Government Income and Expenditure 2010 to 2015
Categories : Critical Analysis,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Public Expenditure
Authors : CSO

14/07/2016 Government Finance Statistics Q1 2016

CSO Government Finance Statistics Quarter 1 2016
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : CSO

June, 2016

08/06/2016 Fiscal Assessment Report June 2016

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council Report
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

May, 2016

24/05/2016 Never Again? - Averting Another Crisis (Executive Summary)

A critical feature of the period leading up to Ireland’s economic and financial crisis was a major underestimation of the risks associated with an increasingly unbalanced economy. The conclusions from the many official enquiries into the causes of Ireland’s unprecedented collapse all indicate that there had been a systemic failure to assess and manage key risks on the part of a wide range of public institutions. This Publicpolicy.ie report by a team led by Dr Donal Donovan, former Deputy Director of the IMF, proposes a number of measures to strengthen Ireland’s management of risks. The report is framed by a study of the practices and experiences of a number of countries with some characteristics not dissimilar to those of Ireland. The team met government officials from agencies and other independent experts in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Financial Crisis,Fiscal Fact Sheets,Our Analysis
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal,Donovan, Donal,Farrell, Colm,Thornhill, Don

24/05/2016 Never Again? - Averting Another Crisis (Full Report)

A critical feature of the period leading up to Ireland’s economic and financial crisis was a major underestimation of the risks associated with an increasingly unbalanced economy. The conclusions from the many official enquiries into the causes of Ireland’s unprecedented collapse all indicate that there had been a systemic failure to assess and manage key risks on the part of a wide range of public institutions. This Publicpolicy.ie report by a team led by Dr Donal Donovan, former Deputy Director of the IMF, proposes a number of measures to strengthen Ireland’s management of risks. The report is framed by a study of the practices and experiences of a number of countries with some characteristics not dissimilar to those of Ireland. The team met government officials from agencies and other independent experts in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
Categories : Debt & Deficits,Financial Crisis,Our Analysis
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal,Farrell, Colm,Thornhill, Don

19/05/2016 EU Commission Recommendations for Ireland 2016

Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland 2016
Categories : External Analysis,Financial Crisis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : European Commission

04/05/2016 Ireland’s Spring Economic Forecast 2016 (European Commission)

Ireland’s Spring Economic Forecast 2016 (European Commission)
Categories : Budget and Troika,Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : European Commission

April, 2016

27/04/2016 Stability Programme Update April 2016

Stability Programme Update April 2016
Categories : Debt & Deficits
Authors : De Buitléir, Donal

20/04/2016 Government Finance Statistics Quarter 4 2015

Government Finance Statistics Quarter 4 2015
Categories : Debt & Deficits,External Analysis,Fiscal Fact Sheets
Authors : CSO

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