The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is an independent statutory body established as part of a wider agenda of reform of Ireland’s budgetary architecture. The role of the Council is to independently assess, and comment publicly on, whether the Government is meeting its own stated budgetary targets and objectives. It is required to assess and endorse, as it considers appropriate, the official macroeconomic forecasts underpinning each Budget and stability programme. The Council also assesses the fiscal forecasts and the fiscal stance, and monitors compliance with legislated fiscal rules.

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16.01.2015 Department of Finance invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons interested in being appointed to fill a vacancy that has arisen for a Member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
09.01.2015 Minister for Finance’s Response to FAR 09012015
25.11.2014 Fiscal Assessment Report, November 2014
25.11.2014 Analytical Note
06.10.2014 Endorsement Letter
22.09.2014 Pre-Budget 2015 Statement