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Policy Information

Medium-term Budgetary Framework (MTBF)

Last updated: 24 January 2019
Published: 5 December 2018
From: Department of Finance

The Department of Finance maintains a Medium-Term Budgetary Framework (MTBF). The MTBF acts as a procedural manual, and provides an overview of the set of arrangements, procedures, rules and institutions that underlie the conduct of budgetary policies by government.

The MTBF is a living document that is revised as appropriate. The MTBF was originally published in December 2013 and was revised in July 2014.

In addition, as a member of the European Union, Ireland is subject to the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), and is also a signatory of the Treaty on Stability, Co-ordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union.