The Where Your Money Goes website 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, the elements of which may be clicked on to show a greater level of detail. The figures shown on this site represent the gross voted and non-voted expenditure from 2011 to 2021. Note that the 2019 and 2020 figures represent estimated expenditure rather than actual expenditure. The data on this website was last updated in October 2020.
Gross Voted Expenditure
The gross voted expenditure data reflected in the website detail all the gross spending by government departments
and agencies, along with expenditure from the Social Insurance Fund and the National Training Fund.
The underlying data is available on the PER Databank.
- The 2011 to 2018 data is sourced from the actual expenditure returns as shown in the annual Appropriation Accounts.
- The 2019 data is sourced from the Provisional Outturn for 2019.
- The 2020 data is sourced from the REV Estimates for 2020.
- The 2021 data is sourced from the Budget Estimates for 2021.
Non-voted expenditure comes directly from the central fund and includes items such as debt-servicing costs, EU Budget contributions, costs of the Houses of the Oirceachtas and the salaries of the judiciary etc.
- The 2011 to 2016 data is sourced from the annual Finance Accounts.
- The 2017 data is sourced from the December 2017 Exchequer Statement.
- The 2018 to 2020 data is based on the latest Provisional Outturn provided by the Department of Finance
- The 2021 data is based on the latest Budget 2021 estimates provided by the Department of Finance
Features of the website are:
- 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.