Tagged with: fiscal consolidation


The Fiscal Compact, or: where will we be in 2018?

Tom McDonnell 07/02/2012

Tom McDonnell: The debate about the fiscal compact is likely to continue for some time. Much has been made of the 'one twentieth' rule but in practice it is adherence to the rules around the structural balance which will really matter in terms of the fiscal stance post 2015. Ireland is currently working its way through an Excessive Deficit …



Is (Government) austerity working?

Slí Eile 24/09/2011

Slí Eile: Much has been made of the latest quarterly national accounts data issued by the Central Statistics Office last Thursday here. First the …

Where did it all go wrong?

Michael Burke 02/02/2011

Michael Burke: The Central Bank’s latest Quarterly Bulletin contains a sharp reduction in its growth forecasts. It is now forecasting 1.0% GDP in …

Fine Gael's 3:1 Ratio

Nat O'Connor 19/10/2010

Nat O'Connor: Fine Gael has given some useful clarity on their fiscal policy position with the declaration that they would seek €1 billion in tax …

Between the rocks

Slí Eile 19/07/2010

Slí Eile: Here we go again. Softening-up time. The summer schools, the rain, the Dáil holidays and…. exclusive inside news stories on what the …

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Michael Burke 29/06/2010

Michael Burke: There has been much discussion about the ESRI's view that Ireland will eventually recover to have a stronger growth rate than most …

The TASC letter: Fiscally consolidating what?

Michael Taft 10/03/2010

Michael Taft: The TASC letter raised the prospect of ‘restructuring taxation and expenditure in a progressive and expansionary manner’. This begs …

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