Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Public Accounts Committee

2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 7 - Office of the Minister for Finance
Chapter 1 - Exchequer Financial Outturn for 2017
Chapter 22 - Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

9:00 am

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

Certainly, it is difficult for people who are struggling as it is.

The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General identified the amount by which we are now marginally a net contributor to the European Union. A significant amount of our contribution is in respect of the Common Agricultural Policy. Brexit poses a particular risk there because the UK contributes approximately 16% of the EU budget.

Has that been identified as a specific risk in respect of Brexit? The budget for the European Union still has to be worked out. It will have to be worked out in quite an uncertain environment. Is the Department of Finance profiling that?


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