Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Fiscal Assessment Report: Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Photo of Colm BrophyColm Brophy (Dublin South West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

It is an amazing situation that one Department - and I know the amount is one third of what it was last year - cannot manage a budget. It begs some of the questions raised. I am conscious that we are bang on coming up to 4.30 p.m. I thank all of the members of the committee involved in the questioning. I also thank the members of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council for coming in to us for this third and sustained engagement.

We appreciate the work Mr. Coffey and his colleagues do and we appreciate their engagement with the committee. It is a critical part of the committee's role. We thank Mr. Coffey in whatever guise and whatever way. Hopefully there will be a Committee on Budgetary Oversight to engagement with him and his colleagues next year but I have no predictions as to what it will be or who will be involved.


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