Following the publicity given last week to the Concluding Statement of the IMF’s recent Article IV Consultation Mission to the UK, I decided to check it out for myself. There is a full list of recent Concluding Statements here. As you can see, Ireland is conspicuous by its absence from a very comprehensive list of countries. This is not because Article IV consultations are not done here, since they are.
So, what explains our absence from the list? Have Concluding Statements never been published for Ireland, and if so, why is that? Or, were they published at one time, and was publication subsequently halted — and if so, why?