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Date Last Updated: 24-04-2023

Survey Name:

Government Finance Statistics - Annual

Survey purpose:

All financial and non-financial transactions by the government sector

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) No 549/2013



Statistical Population:

Government bodies administrative records

Sampling Frame:

Not Applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

2009 - 2022

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Survey Size:

Not Applicable

Principal Variables:

Government transactions:Revenue, Expenditure, Financing and Deficit,Net Worth, Gross and Net Debt, Reconciliation of Exchequer Balance to General Government Deficit

Principal External Users:

Department of Finance, Other government departments and agencies, Central Bank of Ireland, European Central Bank(ECB), Eurostat, OECD, economic analysts,researchers, media commentators and the general public.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Economic Statistics

Contact Person:

Tom Fitzgerald

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Derek Stynes, Elaine O'Sullivan, Michele Butler, Ciara O'Shea, Jason Sibley

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 1 498 4000