Publications for 2002
Developments in e-Government continue to take place throughout the public service and, following on from the seminar for Public Service leaders on June 27th last, a follow up briefing was held in Dublin Castle on Monday, December 9th.
The review of economic performance shows the historical significance of what has
been achieved in Ireland in that the past fifteen years. In the nineteenth century
Ireland experienced de-industrialisation and a dramatic reduction in population
through emigration. For much of the twentieth century, the growth of output per
capita in Ireland was the lowest among 23 European countries, with the single
exception of the UK. Irish output and living standards declined substantially relative
to the European average. Since 1960, economic growth in Ireland has been sufficient,
for the most part, to maintain Ireland’s position relative to continental Europe and to
converge with UK living standards.
Enacted by the People 1st July, 1937. In operation as from 29th December, 1937
November 2002 - 4th Newsletter
22nd issue of LINK magazine
This report on the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness aims to outline progress to date on the delivery of many of the commitments contained in the PPF. The information contained in the report has been supplied by the relevant Government Departments and compiled and edited by the PPF Secretariat. The report has been kept as brief as possible and is intended as an overview guide.
The purpose of this Green Paper is to bring the issues to the attention of the wider community and to encourage debate. This debate should include issues of design and implementation of tax and welfare policy to increase the prospects of achieving the positive benefits of Basic Income, while seeking to minimise those effects that might be regarded as less desirable. That debate continues in such fora as the NESC and in discussions under the PPF looking at wider issues of tax and welfare policy, such as the Working Group on Refundable Tax Credits.