July, 2014

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
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

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