Declan Breathnach TD
Louth (and East Meath)

27th April, 2018

Breathnach appointed to Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight

– This Committee’s function is to enhance the role of the Oireachtas in the budgetary formation process –

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and East Meath Declan Breathnach has been appointed to the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight in addition to being vice chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

“I am honoured to be appointed to this committee, which was established in July 2016 to enhance the role of the Oireachtas in the budgetary formation process. The Committee reviews the macro-economic and fiscal issues that form part of budget considerations.”

“This includes; the need for sustainable public finances, the limitations, if any, arising from the application of national and EU fiscal rules and the capacity of the State to change fiscal policy arising from economic growth and also demographic and other pressures on the spending side.”

“I look forward to contributing to the work of this Oireachtas Committee and assisting in budget considerations. The Central Bank has identified one of the biggest risks facing the Irish economy as Brexit, and I will be discussing these issues in detail with my Committee colleagues”, concluded Breathnach.

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Johanna Walsh, Office of Declan Breathnach T.D., Leinster House, Dublin 2 (Declan – 087 2697638)

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