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Government Spending

Government spending is both annual and multiannual in nature, covering both the yearly budgetary cycle, and large-scale investment in infrastructure and other projects. Expenditure must always be evaluated to ensure it is still effective and that any growth is sustainable.


Minister Donohoe publishes Project Ireland 2040 updates – Progress and Opportunities

Public capital investment will increase by a further 11% in 2020, up to 4% of national income compared to the EU average of 2.9%


Minister of State O'Donovan welcomes Office of Government Procurement report on public tendering and spending

Report finds that 94% of analysed expenditure is with firms within Ireland and the majority is with SMEs

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