Ireland : Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 10, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Ireland continues to achieve spectacular economic growth. Strains associated with the rapid growth have become more visible. Fiscal policy should be tightened to restrain excess demand pressures. Strict adherence to the agreed wage increases under the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF) is critical. The government's plans to simplify the tax structure are commended. Ireland's participation in the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) pilot project is commended. The sustained rapid growth in private sector lending requires vigilance. The government support for trade liberalization process is welcome.

Series:

Country Report No. 00/97

Subject:

Notes:

Included with the Staff Report is the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/61.

English

Publication Date:

August 10, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451818727/1934-7685

Stock No:

1IRLEA0012000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

57

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