Transport Trends 2019: An Overview of Ireland’s Transport Sector

Transport Trends seeks to provide a concise overview of the key developments that are evident from the latest Irish transport data. The publication is produced annually by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Strategic Research and Analysis Division (SRA); a constituent unit of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES).

This year’s edition of Transport Trends highlights continued growth across many transport domains in Ireland. This included increases in the number of passengers carried by public transport, the amount of freight being moved by road, sea or air, the number of people moving through our airports and the number of kilometres driven on Irish roads. A clear correlation between transport demand and wider economic activity remains evident.

The full paper can be found here.

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Valuing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Public Spending Code

As part of the process of updating the Public Spending Code, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) conducted a public consultation on the proposed amendments to the methodology for Valuing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Public Spending Code in November 2018.

This consultation closed on the 14th of December 2018. The Department received 9 submissions to the consultation. These have since been considered, conclusions have been drawn, and the views have fed into the process of updating the Public Spending Code. This decision paper gives a brief summary of the submissions received, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s responses to the views expressed in these submissions and details the final changes to the Public Spending Code on the valuation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The full paper can be found here.

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Rebuilding Ireland – Patterns of Social Housing Construction (2016 – 2018)

Expenditure on the Build programme of Rebuilding Ireland has more than quadrupled in three years, from €173m in 2016 to €742m in 2018. Construction by local authorities, is beginning to help address a significant demand for social housing, but at varying levels depending on location.

The objectives of this analytical note are as follows:
• Provide a brief explanation of financial mechanisms utilised by both LAs and AHBs in the delivery of new social housing stock
• Present data on new social housing output in summary format by location, delivery agency and funding mechanism, relating the delivery to social housing demand & other outputs
• Analyse and map the location of this delivery, at local authority area, visualising the data spatially to demonstrate progress from 2016 to 2018

The full paper can be found here.

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Enterprise, Employment and Income Framework: Overview of IGEES Analysis

This paper provides a summary overview of a selection of IGEES papers in the policy areas of enterprise, employment and incomes. The paper highlights the interlinkages between these areas and the relevance of this for policy. It then summarises the main findings from a selection of IGEES papers compeleted over the last number of years.

The full paper can be found here.

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