Stability Programme Update
This Update of Ireland’s Stability Programme takes account of Budget 2017 and other Government initiatives. It is Ireland’s national medium-term fiscal plan and includes an update of the economic and fiscal outlook. This document was submitted to the European Commission on 28 April 2017 in accordance with the requirements of the European Semester. It was presented in draft form to Dáil Éireann on 11 April prior to submission. The document incorporates horizontal guidance provided by the European Council to Member States in December 2016 and March 2017 as part of the discussions on the Annual Growth Survey. It has been prepared in line with the September 2012 guidelines on the format and content of Stability and Convergence programmes. This document should be read in conjunction with Ireland’s National Reform Programme (NRP) 2017, which sets out policies being advanced in response to challenges identified by the European Commission in its Country Report on Ireland, and which reports on progress towards our Europe 2020 Strategy targets.
Summer Economic Statement
The Summer Economic Statement, published on July 12, forms an integral part of the reformed budgetary process that facilitates a discussion of the options in advance of the annual Budget in October. The Statement, which outlines the broad parameters of the Government’s economic strategy, also provides an updated assessment of the fiscal space for next year. The statement complements the 2017 Stability Programme Update, published in April.
Annual Debt Report
The annual debt report assesses the evolution of public debt in Ireland. Structural characteristics of Irish public debt – the composition of debt, the maturity profile, etc. – are outlined. The report combines a backward-looking (1995-2016) focus with an assessment of the medium-term trajectory for public debt under a range of different scenarios (a debt sustainability analysis).
Other Publications 2017
Ireland’s Report Card – Economy & Finances October 2017 – published 7th November 2017
Housing and Property Sector Chartpack – published 3rd November 2017
Housing and Property Sector Chartpack – published 17th August 2017
Ireland’s Economy and Finances Report Card – published 10th March 2017
Budgetary Statistics 2016 – published 9th January 2017