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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EU-UK trade agreement


EU-UK trade agreement

The EU and UK have agreed a trade and co-operation agreement which will govern the economic relationship between the EU and UK in the future. This publication summarises the economic dimensions and the sectors that will be significantly impacted by the agreement. It also discusses some of the governance issues.

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

Expenditure Analysis


Expenditure Analysis

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

Fiscal data in Ireland

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 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.

Recent publications

Today, 21 Jan 2021

PBO Analysis of Voted Spending on Public Services at end-December 2020
PBO Publication 6 of 2021

Tue, 19 Jan 2021

Government’s proposal to Dáil Éireann for spending on Public Services (2021) - A PBO Introduction to the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2021
PBO Publication 5 of 2021

Tue, 19 Jan 2021

The EU - UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement: A summary of key aspects
PBO Publication 4 of 2021

Fri, 15 Jan 2021

Fiscal Monitor for December 2020 – Revenue Analysis
PBO Publication 3 of 2021

Fri, 15 Jan 2021

Estimates for Public Services 2020 and 2021 – Subheads by allocation
PBO Publication 2 of 2021 [infographic]

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