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Stability Programme Update
The Stability Programme Update (SPU) 2021 sets out Ireland’s medium-term economic outlook and its fiscal plans. It presents the Department of Finance’s updated economic and fiscal forecasts out to 2025.
Wed, 12 May 2021
Letter of Understanding regarding the relationship between the Houses of the Oireachtas’s Parliamentary Budget Office and the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
Key differences between the Fiscal Council and the PBO and an agreed approach to co-operation based on their respective roles, remits and primary stakeholders
Fri, 23 Apr 2021
Summary and Analysis of the Stability Programme Update 2021
PBO Publication 18 of 2021
Fri, 19 Mar 2021
Government’s proposal to Dáil Éireann for spending on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth in 2021 Vote 40 in the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2021
PBO Publication 17 of 2021 - Expenditure Analysis Series [Scrutiny of Estimates; Rev2021]
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.
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.
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