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The Department’s mission is to manage Government finances and play a central role in the achievement of the Government’s economic and social goals having regard to the Programme for a Partnership Government. In this way we will play a leadership role in the improvement of the standards of living of all Irish citizens.

In pursuing our mission, the Department is working for the period 2017 to 2020 towards achieving the following Strategic Goals:

  • A sustainable macroeconomic environment and sound public finances.
  • A balanced and equitable economy enabled by a vibrant, secure and well regulated financial sector.

We will do this by providing independent, impartial and well informed evidence based advice to Ministers and Government on the most appropriate taxation, budgetary and financial services policies to maintain solid economic growth. We will also advise on and implement policies that will ensure that Ireland’s financial system will be able to operate on a stable, sustainable and commercial basis.

Economic growth is not an end in itself. Instead it is a means of creating jobs, reducing unemployment and achieving equitable living standards and social recovery in a manner that is felt in the daily lives of individuals, families and communities across the country through stability, growth and job creation.

The Department, on behalf of the Minister, will continue to engage at all levels with European and International institutions to further Ireland’s economic, financial and social interests.

The Framework of Assignments outlines the assignment of responsibilities by the Secretary General for the performance of functions under Section 4(1) of the Public Service Management Act 1997.


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