The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) provides independent and impartial information, analysis and advice to the Houses of the Oireachtas.

We are a key source of financial and budgetary intelligence for Oireachtas Members and in particular for the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight as it conducts ex-ante scrutiny of all budgetary matters. The PBO is an independent specialist unit within the Houses of the Oireachtas Service.

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Debt Sustainability Analysis Calculator

Debt Sustainability Analysis Calculator

Make revenue and spending policy projections from 2022 out to 2050 with our new DSA calculator. See how changes to fiscal plans would affect debt sustainability and whether they would comply with EU fiscal rules.

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Budget 2022

The Budget

Budget 2022

Stay up to date on the forthcoming budget with the latest PBO briefing papers.

 

Fiscal Monitor

Monthly report

Fiscal Monitor

Find out about the most important areas and emerging trends in the Government's revenue and expenditure on the Fiscal Monitor page. It features our monthly analysis and visualisation of the data.

Scrutiny of Estimates

Estimates

Scrutiny of Estimates

For all the PBO's analysis and guides relevant to scrutinising the Estimates for Public Services, visit the Scrutiny of Estimates page.

Expenditure Analysis

Series

Expenditure Analysis

Our Expenditure Analysis Series provides a summary and analysis of the latest voted expenditure developments across ministerial portfolios.

Recent publications

Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Preliminary PBO Review of Budget 2022
PBO Publication 31 of 2021

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Debt Sustainability Analysis Calculator Budget 2022
PBO Publication 30 of 2021 [Keywords: Budget 2022, Budget, Economy, Spending, Tax, Debt]

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Assessing Exchequer expenditure on COVID-19 related measures - 2021
PBO Publication 29 of 2021 [Keywords: Budget 2022, COVID-19, Estimates, Spending]

Data spreadsheets

We have published the data underlying some of our research as spreadsheets. You can download the spreadsheets to examine our findings in more detail.

Data visualisation

Access all our interactive and static data visualisation resources, along with those published by the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) in one place.

Economic recovery

Covid-19

Economic recovery

The European Council has approved a plan to help the European economy to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more in our latest publication on the impact of the pandemic.

See all PBO publications on the Covid-19 pandemic

Fiscal Data in Ireland

Data visualisation

Fiscal Data in Ireland

The estimated cost of the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of reduced taxation receipts in 2020 was expected to be €13.9 billion but the impact on tax receipts has been less severe than expected. See a data visualisation of fiscal data for Ireland, including the impact of Covid-19.

Oireachtas TV

About the PBO

Watch the PBO director, Annette Connolly explain the objectives of the PBO and her vision for its role in the budgetary process. This video is an extract from the Budget 2018 Studio Debate produced by Oireachtas TV.

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Contact details

Parliamentary Budget Office
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20
pbo@oireachtas.ie