Debt

General Government Debt Projections

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.

Historical And Forecast General Government Debt


  • This information is also available in tabular format

    • General Government Debt €bn% of General Government Revenue% of Modified gross national income (GNI*)% of GDP

      2023F206205%87%52%
      2022F204212%89%53%
      2021F204221%93%55%
      2020F197
      221%93%56%
      2019F205239%102%61%
      2018206251%107%65%
      2017201263%111%68%
      2016201273%114%73%
      2015202284%125%77%
      2014203308%137%104%
      2013215350%157%120%
      2012210353%166%120%
      2011190328%150%111%
      2010144260%112%86%
      2009105185%78%62%
      200880122%51%42%
      20074766%28%24%
      20064464%28%24%
      20054475%31%26%
      20044482%33%28%
      20034490%35%30%
      20024293%37%31%
      20014199%39%33%
      200039101%42%36%
      199943128%54%47%
      199841141%57%51%
      199743163%68%62%
      199642180%76%70%

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      NOTES & SOURCES

      General Government Debt, Revenue, Modified Gross National Income (GNI*) and GDP figures are subject to revision.

      Historical General Government Debt, Revenue, Modified Gross National Income (GNI*) and GDP: CSO

      Forecast Figures: Department of Finance (SPU 2019, April 2019)

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