The report of the Commission on Pensions and other supplementary material have been published by the Department of Social Protection. They are available here.
Volume 2021 of the Central Bank’s Economic Letters series has seen a set of interesting contributions across a range of topics so far this year. The Economic Letters published to date are:
- No.1, Is Ireland really the most prosperous country in Europe?, Patrick Honohan, 4th February.
- No.2, The Impact of Covid-19 on the Incomes and Debt Sustainability of Irish Households, Brian Cahill (CSO) and Reamonn Lydon 23rd February.
- No.3, COVID-19 and the Public Finances in Ireland, Thomas Conefrey, Rónan Hickey and Niall McInerney, 22nd March.
- No.4, Saving during the pandemic: Waiting out the storm?, Reamonn Lydon and Tara McIndoe-Calder, 30th March.
The 2020 update of the Annual Debt Report from the Department of Finance is available here.
There are number of takeaways noted by the Department with government indebtedness significantly higher as a result of the pandemic. However, critically the report explores the reasons behind a fall in Ireland’s debt burden.
The Fiscal Council is hosting a webinar on the December 2020 Fiscal Assessment Report, “Sustaining the Economy through Covid-19″.
This is the Council’s 19th Fiscal Assessment Report and comes as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on the Irish economy and public finances. The Report assesses the economic and fiscal consequences and explores a range of possible scenarios to 2025 along with an assessment of the policy consequences.
The twice-yearly Fiscal Assessment Report is the Council’s main publication. It assesses the Government’s budgetary stance, macroeconomic and fiscal forecasts, and compliance with fiscal rules.
The webinar will take place at 2pm Irish time on Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
Those interested in attending are invited to register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H2MmvtM-SYuOY4OPdt4ckQ.