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

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

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