Wednesday May 27, 2020

Eamon Delaney: Civil servants are still taking advantage of us

For all the talk of an overhaul, it seems little has changed

17th July, 2016
Fine Gael Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe, at Department of Public Expenditure and Reform last week Pic: RollingNews.ie

The second part of the Government’s three-year Civil Service Renewal project was unveiled last week. It’d be hard to get a more general, non-specific document than this, with pious aspirations but no real teeth or radical proposals.

Interviewed on the radio, Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe focused on the plan’s “progress” and on apparent low morale in the civil service, a feature that is often rolled out now to justify...

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