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#Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Fiscal watchdog warns of "loss of momentum" of economic growth

A new report said increased spending would have to be offset by raising taxes.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Friday 2 October, 2015

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Why the spending watchdog wasn't impressed with Budget 2015

The Fiscal Advisory Council says that the government could have moved the country to a “zone of safety” in the last budget.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Monday 22 September, 2014

Government advisors warn Noonan: We need another tough Budget

The Finance Minister has said we can expect a largely neutral Budget. He’s being told it should be ‘prudent’ and ‘disciplined’.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Saturday 9 August, 2014

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let's talk about how much we should cut Counting The Days This post contains a poll

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let's talk about how much we should cut

€2 billion, €1 billion or should we aim for a neutral budget. Let’s start the debate…

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt Austerity

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Government budget advisors: No room for tax cuts until after 2016

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is before the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Friday 22 November, 2013

Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports

A report published by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council today has warned that the changes in Budget 2014 have removed our “margin of safety”.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Charts: Here's how the government's liabilities have increased to €208bn in five years

The government’s liabilities last year were a whopping €208 billion.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Fiscal council finds 'wiggle room' on Budget targets - but wants full cuts

The Fiscal Advisory Council recommends sticking to plans for another €5.1bn in cuts over two years – even though we’re on course to be well ahead of the EU’s deficit targets.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Ireland still has 39% chance of defaulting, says Government's budget adviser

Professor John McHale, the chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, said Ireland has made huge progress – but is not out of the woods yet.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Government publishes first draft of 'fiscal responsibility' laws

The proposed ‘debt brake’ bill will ensure that the government cannot pass Budgets if they project a deficit of a certain size.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Minister to reveal on Monday whether mini-Budget is needed

The next Stability Programme Update is due out next Monday – but Michael Noonan remains insistent that we’ll meet our targets.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Budget body says Ireland could need €400m mini-budget

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the Budget’s projections for economic growth may have been too ambitious.

# irish-fiscal-advisory-council - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

€4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the government needs to cut €4 billion from its spending if the state is expected to meet its 2015 deficit target.