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Historical Debt

General Government Debt (GGD) is a measure of the total gross consolidated debt of the State compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). It is the measure used for comparative purposes across the European Union.

National Debt is the net debt incurred by the Exchequer after taking account of cash and other financial assets. Gross National Debt is the principal component of GGD. The NTMA’s responsibilities relate to National Debt only.

General Government DebtGross National DebtCash and Other Financial AssetsNational Debt
€€bnAs % of GDPAs % of GG Revenue€€bn€€bn€€bn
2016200.675.4%274.6%196.711.1185.6
2015201.478.7%285.5%196.613.6183.1
2014203.3105.3%308.4%197.114.8182.3
2013215.3119.5%349.9%197.523.6173.9
2012210.0119.5%353.1%161.523.9137.6
2011189.7109.6%328.7%136.817.7119.1
2010144.286.3%260.3%109.616.293.4
2009104.761.7%185.2%97.021.875.2
200879.642.4%121.7%72.522.150.4
200747.123.9%66.2%42.04.537.6
200643.723.6%64.4%39.53.635.9
200544.426.1%74.6%40.42.238.2
200444.128.2%81.8%39.92.137.8
200343.629.9%89.6%39.31.737.6
200241.530.6%93.4%38.11.836.4
200140.533.2%99.3%38.52.436.2
200039.136.1%100.9%39.02.536.5
199943.246.6%128.2%42.02.239.8
199841.451.5%140.6%39.41.937.5
199742.761.6%162.8%40.21.239.0
199642.169.9%180.3%39.01.038.0

Notes:
General Government Debt, Revenue and GDP figures are subject to revision.
2016 National Debt figures are provisional and subject to revision.

Sources:
General Government Debt , Revenue and GDP: CSO
National Debt: NTMA