www.whereyourmoneygoes.gov.ie is a graphical, easy-to-use tool for examining gross (Voted and Non-Voted) Government expenditure over a period of ten years. The data is presented in a variety of interactive charts which may be clicked on to show a greater level of detail. Features of the website include:
Analysis of Government expenditure and estimated expenditure on a yearly basis; Dedicated summaries for the main categories of expenditure (Social Protection, Health, Education etc.); A high-level summary of expenditure related to servicing the national debt, EU contributions etc.; Interactive charts with drill-down capabilities; Trend analysis of expenditure over the last ten years.
Gross voted public expenditure for the period 1997 to 2016 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 up to 2014, while the 2015 figures are provisional outturns which will be updated when the Appropriation Accounts are published and the figures for 2016 are in line with the Revised Estimates published on 17 December 2015, and the year-on-year percentage variations are also shown.
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- The Public Expenditure Databank provides access to a comprehensive set of data on voted public expenditure in Ireland. The figures reflected in the databank detail all current and capital spending by Government Departments and agencies, along with expenditure from the Social Insurance Fund and the National Training Fund.
- The Expenditure figures set out above do not include all public-sector expenditure, such as expenditure directly from the Central Fund as debt-servicing costs, the costs of the Houses of the Oireachtas, and the salaries of the judiciary. 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 the Budgetary projections table).