The on-going fiscal adjustment is one of the most pressing public policy challenges facing Ireland today. The Government is committed to deficit reduction under an EU/IMF Programme that requires extremely tough decisions to be made.
Here we provide analyses of issues relating to Government revenues and expenditures, debts and deficits. You can also find relevant facts, figures and updates to keep informed about Ireland’s progress.
Progressivity Of The Irish Income Tax System
Based on the standard OECD measure, Ireland has the most progressive income tax system (including social insurance contributions) in the EU. Read more.
How Should We Deal With The Deficit In The Social Insurance Fund
The emerging deficit in the Social Insurance Fund does not imply that the only choice is to either increase PRSI contributions or reduce benefits. Read more about why contributions from general taxation should be considered.
“Hit The Budget Target” App For Budget 2013
Launched in the run up to Budget 2013, we invite you to take a go at reaching the Budget targets imposed by the Troika.
Ireland’s Need To Regain Economic Sovereignty
Professor Brendan Walsh speaks about the reality behind the loss of our economic sovereignty, the importance of regaining it, and how to restore it.