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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Budget 2020 preliminary review


Budget 2020 preliminary review

The publication summarises some of the main measures announced in the Budget. It also gives an initial analysis of some these measures and the Budget overall.

Disorderly Brexit


Disorderly Brexit

This paper models the potential costs of one of the areas of spending - jobseeker’s expenditure - that could be significantly affected by a disorderly Brexit.

Expenditure Analysis Series

The latest publication in the Expenditure Analysis Series provides a summary and analysis of voted expenditure developments across ministerial portfolios from January to August of this year.

Recent publications

Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Budget 2020 - PBO Vote Factsheet and Analysis
PBO Publication 59 of 2019

Tue, 8 Oct 2019

PBO Preliminary review of Budget 2020
PBO Publication 58 of 2019.

Mon, 7 Oct 2019

Revenue Receipts: January to September 2019
PBO Publication 57 of 2019

Mon, 7 Oct 2019

Gross Expenditure Monitor: January to September 2019
PBO Publication 56 of 2019

Tue, 1 Oct 2019

Pre-Budget Key Messages

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