The Dáil: there is a clear view in the OECD report that parliamentarians’ role in the policy deliberations around the budget is much too limited. It is hard to see the “big picture” about what the Government is trying to achieve, or indeed to track whether the Government is making progress towards its goals. Photograph: David Sleator
OECD: How to reform the Dáil

The budget is, for any country, a critical tool of national policy and largely determines whether, and how, plans and ambitions can be transformed int(...)