On 13 September, Alan Barrett, Martina Lawless and Kieran McQuinn appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight. They addressed a broad range of key issues with implications for the upcoming Budget, including the likely impact of Brexit, solutions to the housing crisis and the rising pension costs associated with an ageing population.
A transcript of the proceedings is available to read here.
A video of the proceedings is available to view below. ESRI researchers begin their opening statement at 2:17.
Correction of inaccurate media reporting
ESRI research on the topic of retirement ages and pensions costs was inaccurately reported. Alan Barrett has addressed this point in an opinion piece in the Irish Independent, which can be read here.
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