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This year
Why the government is set to break its own budget rules for the second year in-a-row
Paul O’Donoghue looks at why government is going against advice from serious entities.
IFAC: One-third of corporation tax income from past five years came from just three companies
That’s according to a new report by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.
Fiscal Council: Working baby boomers should contribute more to fund State pensions
The IFAC has warned the funding of the State pension will come under increasing pressure in the coming decade.
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.
Pension age unsustainable in the long term, according to report by fiscal council
Increased costs due to pensions and healthcare will drive future fiscal policy.
Using 'volatile' corporate tax receipts to plug spending overruns may be unsustainable, watchdog warns
As much as €6 billion in corporate tax receipts is “excess” and unexplained, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has said.
'Entirely possible' we could have another Budget within the space of a few months
Minister Paschal Donohoe has framed October’s Budget on the presumption of a no-deal Brexit.
Most people want income tax cuts rather than increased spending in Budget 2019
Social welfare increases and a jump in the standard cut-off rate for income tax are expected.
Fiscal watchdog warns of "loss of momentum" of economic growth
A new report said increased spending would have to be offset by raising taxes.
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 briefcase: this was the week in business
Opening shots in the budget war, cuddly Ryanair, and everything in between…
What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year
This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?
Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target
The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.