Gross voted public expenditure for the period 1997 to 2013 is summarised in the table below. The figures represent all current and capital spending by Government Departments and some of their agencies, including spending from the Social Insurance Fund, but does not include non-voted spending directly from the Central Fund such as debt-servicing costs. All figures are actual outturn figures, apart from the figures for 2013 which are in line with the Revised Estimates published in April 2013, and the 2012 figures which are the provisional outturn figures as also published in the Revised Estimates in April 2013. The year-on-year percentage variations are also shown.

Year Total (€ 000) y-o-y % Current (€ 000) y-o-y % Capital (€ 000) y-o-y %
1997 18,857,499 8.1% 16,851,240 8.0% 2,006,259 8.9%
1998 20,512,341 8.8% 17,978,261 6.7% 2,534,080 26.3%
1999 22,810,750 11.2% 19,737,640 9.8% 3,073,110 21.3%
2000 26,077,114 14.3% 22,146,662 12.2% 3,930,452 27.9%
2001 31,303,197 20.7% 26,327,524 19.7% 4,975,673 26.6%
2002 35,808,391 14.4% 30,224,518 14.8% 5,583,873 12.2%
2003 38,364,390 7.1% 33,003,585 9.2% 5,360,805 -4.0%
2004 40,750,645 6.2% 35,546,468 7.7% 5,204,177 -2.9%
2005 45,095,031 10.7% 39,212,152 10.3% 5,882,879 13.0%
2006 50,016,306 10.9% 43,355,261 10.6% 6,661,045 13.2%
2007 56,426,010 12.8% 48,606,873 12.1% 7,819,137 17.4%
2008 62,395,041 10.6% 53,383,957 9.8% 9,011,084 15.2%
2009 63,051,261 1.1% 55,718,650 4.4% 7,332,611 -18.6%
2010 60,563,570 -3.9% 54,178,899 -2.8% 6,384,671 -12.9%
2011 57,361,945 -5.3% 52,847,163 -2.5% 4,514,782 -29.3%
2012 55,838,480 -2.7% 52,137,699 -1.3% 3,700,781 -18.0%
2013 54,576,917 -2.3% 51,145,625 -1.9% 3,431,292 -7.3%

  • More detailed information on public expenditure, including the spending by each Department and the net expenditure figures, are set out here.
  • Further details on the expenditure lines of every area of Government spending – down to subhead detail in most cases – will be published on the D/PER databank website in the near future. These details will also be made available on a time-series basis.
  • The expenditure figures set out above do not include all public-sector expenditure, such as expenditure directly from the Central Fund on debt-servicing costs. A more comprehensive presentation of all such expenditure is set out in the annual Department of Finance publications of the Budgetary and Economic Statistics (see tables 1 to 3) and in the Stability Programme Update (see in particular table 5b).