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Seminar on Government Finance Statistics

Wednesday 27th April 2022, 14:00-16:00

The CSO will host an online Government Financial Statistics seminar on Wednesday 27th April 2022 from14.00-16.00 and registration is available by clicking the button below. 


This seminar will look at the Classifications, Compilation and Outputs of the Government Accounts in CSO using quarterly government finance statistics (GFS) and annual excessive deficit procedure (EDP) data. It will expand on what the statistics tell us about the significance of the government sector in Ireland. The use of GFS and EDP data at the European Commission will be explored by speakers from DG ECFIN (European Commission Directorate‑General for Economic and Financial Affairs).

Through CSO presentations and user perspectives, this online seminar will help users to make the most of the wealth of detail in the accounts.

Jennifer Banim, Assistant Director General - Economic Statistics, Central Statistics Office
Stephen McDonagh, Central Statistics Office
Norita Murphy, Central Statistics Office
Tom Fitzgerald, Central Statistics Office
Derek Stynes, Central Statistics Office
Ingrid Toming, DG ECFIN
Antonino Barbera Mazzola, DG ECFIN


GFS Overview - Stephen McDonagh (PPT 1,429KB)

Classifications - Norita Murphy (PPT 4,520KB)

Non Financial Accounts 2008-2021 - Interesting Times - Tom Fitzgerald. (PPT 1,720KB)

Financial Balance Sheet 2008-2021 A Tale of 2 Crises - Derek Stynes (PPT 4,591KB)

ECFIN as user of GFS-EDP data - Ingrid Toming and Antonino Barbera (PPT 1,086KB)