Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Fiscal Assessment Report: Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Photo of Neasa HouriganNeasa Hourigan (Dublin Central, Green Party)
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I have a few questions of my own. If members have follow-up questions, I ask them to raise a hand.

Deputy Mairéad Farrell raised the issue of climate and covered most of it. I take the point that it is very difficult to forecast this. As a follow-up on that issue, notwithstanding any difficulty and snarkiness that might occur, who is best placed to undertake that kind of costing? I presume it would be quite a long-term costing. Certainly we are talking about the timeline up to 2050, if not beyond. Who do our guests consider would be best placed to make those kinds of forecasts?