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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.
Tue, 27 Jul 2021
An Update on the OECD BEPS Proposals
PBO Publication 20 of 2021 [Keywords: Tax, Economy]
Fri, 21 May 2021
European parliamentary engagement in Recovery and Resilience Plans
PBO Publication 19 of 2021 [Keywords: European Semester; COVID-19; Spending]
Wed, 19 May 2021
Opening statement, Annette Connolly, Director of the Parliamentary Budget Office, Houses of the Oireachtas Service
Statement by Annette Connolly to the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Finance in relation to the establishment of a fiscal council in Northern Ireland.
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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