Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is an independent statutory body established as part of a wider agenda of reform of Ireland’s budgetary architecture.

We have a mandate to:

  • Assess and endorse, as we consider appropriate, the Government’s official macroeconomic forecasts
  • Assess budgetary forecasts
  • Assess the broader fiscal stance
  • Monitor compliance with fiscal rules

Read our latest Fiscal Assessment Report

Latest
Date News item
28th Nov 2019 The Fiscal Council publishes its Fiscal Assessment Report, November 2019
14th Oct 2019 The Fiscal Council welcomes the appointment of Seamus Coffey as Chair of the Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions
14th Oct 2019 The Fiscal Council publishes a visual summary of Budget 2020
2nd Oct 2019 The Fiscal Council Endorsement Letter, September 2019
11th Sep 2019 Read our new Pre-Budget 2020 Statement
11th Sep 2019 Job Opportunity: Researcher & Permanent
Secretary to the Network of the EU Independent Fiscal Institutions
18th Jul 2019 Response of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform to the Fiscal Assessment Report, June 2019
2nd Jul 2019 Read our new Analytical Note on estimating how responsive Ireland’s deficit is to the economic cycle
2nd Jul 2019 We have added a new “Datasets” page for researchers
11th Jun 2019 The Fiscal Council publishes its new Fiscal Assessment Report
11th Jun 2019 The Fiscal Council publishes a new working paper on “Estimating Ireland’s Tax Elasticities: A Policy-Adjusted Approach”
7th Jun 2019 The Fiscal Council publishes a new Stand-Still Scenario for Government Spending over the Medium Term, 2020–2023
23rd May 2019 The Fiscal Council publishes its Assessment of Compliance with the Domestic Budgetary Rule in 2018
18th Apr 2019 New Council Member is Appointed to the Fiscal Council
5th Apr 2019 The Fiscal Council Endorsement Letter, April 2019
29th Mar 2019 The Fiscal Council publishes a new working paper on “The Current Account: a Real-Time Signal of Economic Imbalances or 20/20 Hindsight?”
22nd Feb 2019 The Fiscal Council holds its third annual “Path for the Public Finances” conference in Dublin Castle
30th Jan 2019 The Fiscal Council publishes a new working paper on “Ireland’s Spending Multipliers”
23rd Jan 2019 Response of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform to the Fiscal Assessment Report, November 2018
28th Nov 2018 The Fiscal Council publishes its new Fiscal Assessment Report
31st Oct 2018 The Fiscal Council publishes a new working paper on using “Nowcasting to Predict Data Revisions”
2nd Oct 2018 The Fiscal Council Endorsement Letter, October 2018
7th Sept 2018 Pre-Budget 2019 Statement
7th Sept 2018 A “Heat Map” for Monitoring Imbalances in the Irish Economy
13th Aug 2018 Response of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform to the Fiscal Assessment Report, June 2018
6th Jun 2018 The Fiscal Council publishes Fiscal Assessment Report, June 2018
6th Jun 2018 The Fiscal Council publishes a new working paper on “Designing a Rainy Day Fund to Work within the EU Fiscal Rules”
31st May 2018 The Fiscal Council publishes a new Stand-Still Scenario for Government Spending in the Medium Term, 2019–2023
31st May 2018 The Fiscal Council Publishes its Assessment of Compliance with the Domestic Budgetary Rule in 2017
11th Apr 2018 The Fiscal Council Endorsement Letter, April 2018
5th Mar 2018 The Fiscal Council holds a conference on the theme of measuring the Irish cycle
26th Jan 2018 The Fiscal Council publishes a new working paper on measuring the Irish cycle
25th Jan 2018 The Fiscal Council publishes a Note on the Proposed Rainy Day Fund for the consideration of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight