Ireland : Background Papers

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 17, 1995

Summary:

This paper considers elements of macroeconomic policy central to Ireland’s objective of being among the first countries to enter into European Economic and Monetary Union. The paper analyzes the main determinants of the Irish pound/sterling exchange rate, an issue brought to the fore by the currency turbulence of March 1995, which saw a sterling-inspired decline in the Irish pound against the deutsche mark. It also considers fiscal developments and prospects, highlighting tax reform measures undertaken to accelerate job creation, the growth of spending in recent years, and the medium-term fiscal outlook.

Series:

Country Report No. 95/76

Subject:

Notes:

These background papers on Ireland were prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.

English

Publication Date:

August 17, 1995

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451818673/1934-7685

Stock No:

1IRLEA0011995

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

119

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