Caution remains the watchword with Public Finances
Commenting on the release of yesterday’s (5 June 2018) Fiscal Monitor, Anthony Cooney, Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber 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."