Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight was established in July 2016 to enhance the role of the Oireachtas in the budgetary formation process. The Committee will review the macro-economic and fiscal issues that form part of budget considerations.

This includes; the need for sustainable public finances, the limitations, if any, arising from the  application of national and EU fiscal rules and the capacity of the State to change fiscal policy arising from economic growth and also demographic and other pressures on the spending side.

The Committee may make recommendations to the Government suggesting changes to revenue raising, or expenditure, and is expected to report to Dáil Éireann on the outcome of its review of Budget 2017, at end September 2016.

What's on this week

The next meeting of the Committee will take place on Wednesday,  the 5th of April at 2.00pm.

The Committee will be joined by officials from the departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform to discuss:

    • The overall fiscal position based on 1st Quarter returns,
    • Briefing on 1st Quarter outturn of receipts and expenditure,
    • Engagement between the Department  and the Committee,
    • The information requirements of the  Committee and the Parliamentary Budget Office, and
    • Overview of Expenditure Drivers and risks to the fiscal position [2017- 2021].
News from the Committee

7 February 17
Budgetary Oversight Committee to meet with Ibec representatives on economic developments in a budgetary context

12 December 16
Budgetary Oversight Committee to discuss IFAC’s 2016 Fiscal Assessment Report

6 December 16
Budgetary Oversight Committee to engage with EU Commission Director

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