Economic Policy


Principal Officer: Mary Clare O'Sullivan

Economic Policy Section advises the Taoiseach on economic policy aimed at a sustainable and resilient economy with a particular focus on jobs, competitiveness, labour market, enterprise and skills issues.

It maintains an overview of important sectoral issues with wider economic impacts, including construction, housing and mortgages.

It supports the work of related Cabinet Committees and inter-departmental Senior Officials’ Groups.

It monitors and reports on implementation of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, a multi-annual, cross-governmental approach to support job creation. 

It coordinates Ireland’s National Reform Programme, which is produced and submitted to the European Commission each April. This sets out key structural reforms aimed at securing economic sustainability, and Ireland’s response to the Country Specific Recommendations it receives as part of the European Semester process.

The Section also liaises closely with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) – the independent national body responsible for collating and publishing official statistics.
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