The Fiscal Council holds it’s 2024 annual conference

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council’s held it’s eighth annual conference on long-term public finance issues on February 22nd. The conference revisited the theme of budgeting for climate change.

The Council would like to thank all of the presenters and panelists for their contributions. The slides from the presentations can be found below.

Conference Matierials


Presentation slides

Laura Burke. Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment and the current state of play

Hannah Daly. Carbon budgets in Ireland: The most likely transition path & policy implications

Douglas Sutherland. An international perspective

Simona Pojar. Green Budgeting in the EU.

Killian Carroll. What climate change means for Ireland’s public finances

Alison Todd. Fiscal implications of climate change for the UK


Summer Internship Programme 2024

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is recruiting two summer interns for 2024.

Open to

Those currently engaged in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.

Nature of employment

Paid Summer Internship.

About the Council

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is an independent statutory body with a mandate to oversee the Government’s macroeconomic and fiscal projections, compliance with the fiscal rules and to assess the fiscal stance. The Council undertakes a wide range of analysis and research to support this role. You can find out more on our about the Council page and our publications page.

Job Description

This summer, we have an exciting opportunity envisaged for two summer interns in the areas of data science and economics.

The interns will collaborate on a project investigating macroeconomic and fiscal risks.

The project will involve the two interns working together on exploring relevant literature, gathering relevant inputs, and employing text analysis to develop a sophisticated risk toolkit. This would enhance the Council’s capacity for risk analysis on an ongoing basis.

Experienced staff in the Council’s Secretariat will provide dedicated support throughout the project.

Interns will come away from the project with experience of what it is like to work in a professional organisation developing high-impact research with direct policy implications.

The internships are temporary posts lasting up to twelve weeks and attract a stipend of €534.34 per week, with flexible remote working solutions on offer.

Specific dates will primarily be based on candidates’ availability.

We will select a panel of candidates for any appointment.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is Friday, 22nd March 2024.

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to selecting candidates on the basis of merit.



Response from Minister Noonan to June 2016 Fiscal Assessment Report

Response from Minister Noonan to June 2016 Fiscal Assessment Report


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More detailed information on the Council’s finances and activities are covered in its annual reports.

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