Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC)

IFAC is an independent statutory body established as part of a wider agenda of reform of Ireland’s budgetary architecture.

Our mandate

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

“Read our new Fiscal Assessment Report (June 2018)

Latest
Date News item
13th Aug 2018 Response of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform to the Fiscal Assessment Report, June 2018
6th June 2018 IFAC publishes Fiscal Assessment Report, June 2018
6th June 2018 IFAC publishes a new working paper on “Designing a Rainy Day Fund to Work within the EU Fiscal Rules”
31st May 2018 IFAC Publishes a new Stand-Still Scenario for Government Spending in the Medium Term, 2019–2023
31st May 2018 IFAC Publishes its Assessment of Compliance with the Domestic Budgetary Rule in 2017
11th April 2018 IFAC Endorsement Letter, April 2018
5th Mar 2018 IFAC holds a conference on the theme of measuring the Irish cycle
26th Jan 2018 IFAC publishes a new working paper on measuring the Irish Cycle
25th Jan 2018 IFAC publishes a Note on the Proposed Rainy Day Fund for the consideration of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight