Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (1)

James Browne

Question:

1. Deputy James Browne asked the Taoiseach the percentage of GDP controlled by local authorities here. [40703/18]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The following table presents total expenditure of local government, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Ireland and local government expenditure as a percentage of GDP for the years 2013 to 2017. 2017 is an estimate until the amalgamated Local Authority annual financial statement is available.

€ million

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2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Expenditure of Local Government 

6,496

5,517

5,881

6,368

6,494

GDP

179,922

195,293

262,466

273,238

294,110

Local Government Expenditure as % GDP

3.6%

2.8%

2.2%

2.3%

2.2%