GDP growth slashes debt and deficit figures
Higher tax revenues also helped, CSO reports
Official figures show that the general government deficit fell last year to 1.8 per cent of gross domestic product, a big improvement from the 3.7 per cent deficit recorded in 2014.
The CSO said the growth in GDP, as well an increase of almost €5 billion, or 7 per cent, in government revenue, had been the main factors in reducing the deficit. €4.3 billion in additional taxes was raised last year.
Separate CSO figures for the first three months...
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