Staff numbers in local government have been reduced by 8,432 or 23 per cent since the middle of 2008, Minister Phil Hogan has said.
Staff fell from 37,243 in mid-2008 to 28,811 at March 2012, involving significant reduction in senior management grades, the Minister for the Environment and Local Government told the MacGill summer school in Donegal today.
Local authorities have made savings of €288 million on staff while maintaining existing services, Hogan said.
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