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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The Vacant Site Levy (and broader market context)

University sector


University sector

The net cost of Covid-19 for the university sector alone is projected to be €328 million over 2019/20 to 2020/21. Find out more in our latest publication on the impact of the pandemic.

See all PBO publications on the Covid-19 pandemic

BEPS negotiations


BEPS negotiations

This note discusses the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) process, in particular, its second round of negotiations. It describes the rationale for the process, the suggested reforms and their potential impact on Ireland and Irish Government revenue.

Data visualisation and analysis

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

Expenditure Analysis Series

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

Recent publications

Fri, 4 Sep 2020

Government Spending on Public Services at end-August 2020
PBO Publication 54 of 2020 – Expenditure Analysis series

Thu, 3 Sep 2020

Fiscal Monitor for August 2020 – Revenue Analysis
PBO Publication 53 of 2020

Wed, 2 Sep 2020

Financial implications of COVID-19 for Ireland’s university sector
PBO Publication 52 of 2020

Tue, 11 Aug 2020

Monitoring the Economic Impact of COVID-19 using the new PBO Weekly Domestic Activity Tracker
PBO Publication 51 of 2020

Fri, 7 Aug 2020

Voted Spending at end-July 2020
PBO Publication 50 of 2020 - Expenditure Analysis series

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