The CSO has just published the latest profile of the Census 2011 results “Profile 8 Our bill of Health – Health, Disability and Carers in Ireland”. The publication presents a profile of the health of the Irish population, focusing in detail on disability and carers who provide unpaid assistance. Social Justice Ireland welcomes this report and the evidence and analysis that it provides. This evidence and analysis should be used to inform and underpin public policy in the areas of health, disability and carers.
The full document containing details of Ireland's Budget for 2012 which were leaked by the Gernamn Parliament may now be read here. These documents were provided by the Irish Government to the EU Commission on a confidential basis. Of particular interest is the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies contained in this document.
The Government has revised its macroeconomic and fiscal projections. The updated Stability and Growth Programme (published April 29, 2011) forecasts growth in GDP (gross domestic product) to be 0.75% compared to the forecast published with the Budget last December.
The Report of the Review Group on State Assets and Liabilities was published by Government on April 20, 2011. The full list of recommendations contained in the report was published also in the Department of Finance's 8-page note on the Report. Full text of both documents available below
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Report published Monday, April 11, 2011, shows Ireland as having the fastest-growing economy, as measured in nominal GDP terms, among the European periphery countries (Greece, Portuga