An independent fiscal advisory council is to be appointed to address weaknesses in the quality of financial advice received by the government, writes Niamh Connolly, Political Correspondent.
Michael Noonan, the Minister for Finance, has received cabinet approval to appoint a five-member council.
The measure, which is required under the terms of the EU/IMF bailout programme, will see the appointment of international and Irish economists to provide an independent assessment of finances.
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