Caution remains the watchword with Public Finances

Commenting on the release of today’s (5 June 2018) Fiscal Monitor, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said,

“Today’s exchequer returns demonstrate that Government is continuing to manage public finances very closely but must remain cautious.

As global uncertainties that impact Ireland increase, such as the ongoing lack of clarity on Brexit and the disappointing move by the US on tariffs, continued investment in infrastructure remains a top priority to improve our competitiveness and to facilitate future growth.

As we move into planning for Budget 2019, the imperative of allocating Capital to deliver on the Project Ireland 2040 and maintaining a broad, sustainable tax base providing a stable income stream for Government must be a clear focus.”