Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Priorities for Budget 2019: Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

2:00 pm

Mr. Eddie Casey:

We looked as far as 2021. We are trying to move to much longer term forecasting of this. It is basically the same idea but goes as far as 30 years ahead. We have expanded our capacity for it a bit and hope to have a big publication next year to look at this. Many fiscal councils such as ours do this type of work internationally. The long-term picture is massively important for where policy is headed.