Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Fiscal Assessment Report: Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Mr. Sebastian Barnes:

There have been some proposals around that possibility in Ireland and internationally. As I said, as a council we do not look at the merits of specific issues and, therefore, we do not really have a view on that. Clearly, though, housing is an important issue in Ireland for many reasons. Housing costs are very important, including for Ireland's competitiveness, so it is a matter we look at. I do not have a view on it.