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Top 30 suppliers to receive money from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in 2013

Gavin Sheridan, of TheStory.ie, writes:

[Here] is €2,597,722,577 of State expenditure from 2013, obtained from 68 public bodies via the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. It shows the total for each supplier to those 68 public bodies. (Note, there are duplicates where one supplier had a relationship with more than one public body). The data shows the top 5,000 suppliers by amount to those 68 public bodies.

We tried hard to obtain the full SQL database in the possession of the Department, but they resisted us all the way to the Information Commissioner, who found against us last year. They wouldn’t even release a breakdown per public body because they said it would be too complex (anyone who knows SQL knows that can’t be true).

Release: €2.6bn of State spending (TheStory.ie)