Published on Tuesday11thApril2017
Minister Eoghan Murphy launches whereyourmoneygoes.gov.ie
Minister of State for eGovernment Eoghan Murphy today launched a new online government tool aimed at promoting a greater awareness and better understanding of how government spends your money.
Speaking earlier Minister Murphy said:
This is a tool designed to allow taxpayers get a better view of how their taxes fund public goods and services. It is a good example of using open data to promote informed debate about the most efficient and effective allocation of public resources.
whereyourmoneygoes.gov.ie allows users to quickly drill into the various sectors that make up the €68 billion of this year’s government expenditure. It includes dedicated summaries, interactive charts and graphs for the main categories of expenditure such as Social Protection, Health, and Education, and will allow users to look back at expenditure trends of the last decade.
This website was built and will be maintained and updated by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer a division of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
Watch a brief explanatory video below.