Key Findings - Institutional Framework
One of the indicators in this section is Primary Government Expenditures as a Proportion of Original Approved Budget, by Sector. Budget 2023 set out overall gross voted expenditure for 2023 of €90,415 million and Local authority budgeted revenue (current) expenditure in 2022 was €6.3bn.
83 per cent of the population were satisfied with the service of civil service organisations and satisfaction levels with public services in 2021 were as follows: 70 per cent education, 63 per cent administration and 32 per cent health.
According to the Houses of the Oireachtas there were 531 candidates in the 2020 general election, of whom 162 were female. The proportion of female candidates varied widely across the constituencies in 2020. Half or more of the candidates were female in Kildare South, Dublin Central, Dublin South Central and Meath East. At the other end of the scale, less than 8 per cent were female in Cork East and Donegal. Women won 23 per cent of seats in the 2020 General Election, resulting in 36 women TDs, one more than the previous election. The highest percentage of women elected in a constituency was 67 per cent in Dublin Rathdown, while there were several constituencies with no women elected.
Persons with a disability accounted for 7.4 per cent of employees in public administration and defence, similar to the average of 7.7 per cent for all sectors.
At present 42 per cent of Irish judges are female. In the District Court, almost 44 per cent or 27 out of 62 are female. The Circuit Court has 42 per cent female representation. In the High Court, women constitute 38 per cent of the judges. In the Court of Appeal, 9 of the 17 judges are female equalling 53 per cent and in the Supreme Court the figure is 33 per cent.