Foundation for Fiscal Studies – Research Prize 2016

The Foundation for Fiscal Studies awards an annual prize to recognise outstanding contributors in the area of Irish fiscal policy. A prize of €1,000 will be awarded, together with a commemorative Gold Medal.

Nominations are invited for work completed during the period 2014 and 2015 which has added to the public knowledge or understanding in areas such as taxation, public expenditure and other related fiscal policy topics. These contributions may include research papers, reports, books, book chapters, blog posts, opinion pieces or any other method which has publically provided new and relevant insights into these topics in Ireland.

Further details in relation to eligibility are contained in the attached call for nomination.

Last year’s prize was awarded in September 2015 to Rónán Hickey and Diarmaid Smyth for their paper – ‘The Financial Crisis in Ireland and Government Revenues‘ – which is available to read on the FFS website by following the link.

The authors presented their paper and received their prize from Minister Harris at an FFS event in the Mansion House – details here.

Interested parties should note that the closing date for nominations is 30th April 2016 and that nominations of worthy work are encouraged from any party including the authors themselves. Nominations for the Prize should be made by email to


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‘any other method which has publically provided new and relevant insights into these topics in Ireland.’

Critical Citizenry:

A group who has held weekly protests for the past five years against the banking crisis, says it is not too late for Ireland to fight against bondholders.

The Ballyhea Says No group concludes its weekly marches today.

The group is promising to continue its campaign against the payment of the promissory notes after it winds down the weekly marches.
Founder Diarmuid O’Flynn says the Banking Inquiry report proves the Government should have fought harder not to pay unsecured bondholders.

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