They are two figures. The official national debt is €211bn. The real national debt is higher.:roll: If the National Debt is €200 billion, but the NTMA has reserves of €30 billion, it makes perfect sense to net the figure - especially as the NTMA reserves are there to pay down debt as it falls due.
It may make perfect sense in your head to introduce NTMA, or value of land, state shareholding, uncollected taxes or other accounting assets into the discussion but it’s irrelevant to anything I’ve mentioned ie liabilities)
(Why is it that posters who use that emoticon always make stupid/dishonest posts?)
I also mentioned that real homeless figures are much higher than official figures; do you want to offset numbers of units under construction to bring the figure back below 10,000?