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# Fiscal Advisory Council

This year
Ireland 'really needs' to manage long-term planning better, fiscal watchdog warns govt
Unemployment rates are at record low levels and capacity constraints are a significant challenge.
Last year
Budget must be ‘balancing act’ between helping vulnerable and stoking inflation, watchdog warns
The Fiscal Advisory Council said Ireland’s economic recovery has lost momentum in recent months.
All time
Government's 'risky' budget strategy could put debt on 'unsustainable path', watchdog warns
The Fiscal Advisory Council said there are “clear needs” to tackle housing, health and climate shortfalls.
Cuts of €6-€14 billion until 2025 needed to recover from Covid-19 pandemic, Fiscal Council warns
There will be ‘almost historic highs’ of debt ratios in Ireland as a result of Covid-19, the Fiscal Council’s report states.
'Inevitable' Irish economy will suffer 'adverse shocks' as fiscal watchdog sounds Budget warning
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned that external shocks to the economy must be protected against.
Plans for a 'rainy day fund' have been given the thumbs-up - if it's done right
But the €2.5 billion proposed will be only a fraction of the money used in the last recession.
Survey finds majority of people thought Budget 2016 was good for Ireland
Michael Noonan has denied that the government had returned to the days of “when I have it, I spend it”.
The government has been painting a too-rosy budget picture
Its fiscal advisory council has warned something will have to give.
Why the spending watchdog wasn't impressed with Budget 2015
The Fiscal Advisory Council says that the government could have moved the country to a “zone of safety” in the last budget.
Sorry Michael: Spending watchdog still thinks Noonan should cut €2bn in the budget
Economic figures warned Michael Noonan that the hard slog is not over at the MacGill Summer School tonight.
The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014
The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.
Government budget advisors: No room for tax cuts until after 2016
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is before the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.
Fiscal Advisory Council clarifies Spring's Prime Time Budget comments
It said that its preferred policy is to continue with the planned adjustment of €3.1 billion.
Charts: Here's how the government's liabilities have increased to €208bn in five years
The government’s liabilities last year were a whopping €208 billion.
No mini-Budget planned this summer - Brian Hayes
Hayes said a proposed €400million in cuts “would harm the economy” as it struggles to regain growth.
Government should not include fiscal rules in constitution - advisory council
The Fiscal Advisory Council has said that the proposed fiscal compact should not be enshrined in the constitution.
€4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the government needs to cut €4 billion from its spending if the state is expected to meet its 2015 deficit target.