National Debt

Looking at this, what would the most immediate similar headings that are important for Ireland?

Spending should be the main focus. If we could get people to realise that the government spends the equivalent of a year’s salary at the minimum wage per person per year (c. €65bn / c. 4m people = €16,250 p.p p.a.) then there would be no excuses not to make cuts. Someone earning €30k and paying maybe 8k in taxes (5k income, 3k vat etc) would be horrified to know that the government takes that 8k, borrows the same again and uses it to provide what can only be described as sub standard services.

I think people are well aware that the government has to make cuts but they are suffering from nimbyism. They want cuts that won’t affect them.