About Us

Brendan O'Leary, John Palmer and Annette Connolly pictured at Exchequer Returns press conference

The Fiscal Policy Unit is responsible for analysis and advice on Irish Fiscal developments, outlook and policy. This includes:


  • Provision of high quality budgetary advice designed to restore / maintain the sustainability of the public finances


  • Ensuring delivery against fiscal targets which involves, amongst other things, monitoring of fiscal risks and developing contingencies around these


  • In terms of logistics, delivery of all budgetary commitments in line with our domestic and European requirements


  • Enhancing the quality and accessibility of fiscal documents, eg. Introduction of Analytical Exchequer Presentation, to facilitate greater transparency