Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
Election 2020: Auction politics an added complication for electorate
- January 25, 2020, 01:00
Perhaps the crisis has changed Irish election campaigns – at least a bit. The line- up of promise after promise continues, based on a benign economic (...)
Auction politics: Can we afford to pay for the parties' election promises?
- January 23, 2020, 10:45
The parties are about to launch their manifestos. And as their basis they will be using updated Department of Finance estimates for the public finance(...)
Seamus Coffey decides against second term as chair of fiscal council
- January 22, 2020, 17:03
A new chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council will have to be appointed by the next government following the recent decision by UCC economist Se(...)
Election 2020: It’s the economy, stupid – or is it?
- January 14, 2020, 11:58
The key battleground for the election is already becoming clear. Fine Gael will play on the strong economy, the budget surplus and record employment –(...)
Crisis mindset persists even as cash floods into exchequer
- January 3, 2020, 15:17
At its core, economics is about balancing demands – in Ireland’s case demands for better housing and better health services – with scarce resources. (...)
Pat Leahy: Four political trends we will not be able to avoid in 2020
- December 21, 2019, 06:00
End of the year, end of the decade; time to reflect and assess. Doubtless you’ll read plenty reviews of 2019 and of the 2010s over the coming days as (...)
Does Ireland’s roaring economy have a soft centre?
- December 13, 2019, 05:25
Ireland doesn’t do stability. After a brutal economic crash and an equally savage austerity programme, the Irish economy has put in five years of what(...)