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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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Scrutiny of Estimates
For €7 of every €10 of additional spending requested in the Supplementary Estimates for Public Services 2019, Select Committees had no full working days to analyse the briefing provided by Departments. Find out more in this infographic.
Revenue and expenditure trends
Read these two publications together for an overview of recent trends in tax revenue voted expenditure.
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
Dáil Select Committees and the Ministerial Vote Groups which they scrutinise – 2020
PBO publication 2 of 2020 – Expenditure Analysis series
Wed, 8 Jan 2020
Budgetary Cycle 2020
Key documents with indicative dates – PBO publication 1 of 2020
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Supplementary Estimates for Public Services 2019: How much time was there for the Dáil Select Committees to prepare for Scrutiny?
PBO Publication 77 of 2019 – Expenditure Analysis series
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
Gross Expenditure Monitor: January to November 2019
PBO Publication 76 of 2019 - Expenditure Analysis series
Fri, 6 Dec 2019
Revenue Receipts: January to November 2019
PBO Publication 75 of 2019
Parliamentary Budget Office