The Parliamentary Budget Office said that in the event of an orderly Brexit or an extension beyond the October deadline, current economic growth indicators suggest an economy that may face a risk of overheating in the short to medium term. File photograph: Getty

The Government could face a bill of almost €1 billion in extra unemployment benefit over the next decade in the event of a disorderly Brexit, the Parl(...)

The Parliamentary Budget Office paper concludes that while the Help to Buy scheme may have been inflationary, the price inflection was not significant.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme did not have a “statistically significant impact” on the price of new properties, according to a paper published t(...)

Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy, chairman of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight: report notes  87 per cent of tax expenditures provided by the State do not have a sunset clause. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight has called for greater parliamentary scrutiny of so-called “tax expenditures” amid suggestions the State may be l(...)

The ESRI study found that gender differences were most pronounced during the austerity budgets of 2008-2012. Photograph: Istock

Women bore the brunt of Government decisions to cut welfare payments during the austerity years new research shows, with stay-at-home mothers and low-(...)

Persistently high housing costs will eventually erode the Republic’s competitiveness with workers demanding higher wages, the Parliamentary Budget Office warned. Photograph: Alan Betson

The housing crisis, if left unresolved, will have severe macroeconomic consequences in a number of fields over the longer term, the Parliamentary Budg(...)