Decentralisation stalemate over staffing crisis

Professional staff in the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the Probation and Welfare Services may not be decentralised from Dublin because of practical difficulties in filling their posts.

22nd April, 2006

Professional staff in the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the Probation and Welfare Services may not be decentralised from Dublin because of practical difficulties in filling their posts.

There is speculation at departmental level that the challenge of recruiting about 125 OPW professional staff who are refusing to move to Trim by next year is forcing a re-think of the policy for this grade. A report by the trade union Impact, obtained by The...

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