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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Employment affairs and social protection expenditure 2020

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State-owned transport companies


State-owned transport companies

This note looks at the potential impact of the Covid-19 crisis on some of the main State-owned companies in the Irish transport sector.

Fiscal monitor April 2020


Fiscal monitor April 2020

This note incorporates the latest fiscal returns data from the Department of Finance’s Fiscal Monitor for April, which shows the continued impact of Covid-19 related restrictions on the public finances. Read it with the note on the early revenue impact of Covid-19.

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, 29 May 2020

Covid-19 and State-owned companies in the Irish transport sector
PBO Publication 33 of 202

Thu, 28 May 2020

Revised Estimate for Public Services 2020 [Vote 37]: Employment Affairs and Social Protection
PBO Publication 32 of 2020 – Expenditure Analysis series

Fri, 22 May 2020

Overview: Defence Forces Remuneration, Recruitment and Retention
PBO Publication 31 of 2020

Fri, 22 May 2020

Defence Forces: Remuneration, Recruitment and Retention
PBO Publication 30 of 2020

Thu, 21 May 2020

Challenges in implementing and administering the Vacant Site Levy
PBO Publication 29 of 2020

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