Most public service jobs filled despite embargo

Eight out of ten requests from government departments to fill vacancies in the public service have been granted, despite the moratorium on recruitment, finance minister Michael Noonan admitted in the Da¤ il last week.

14th May, 2011

Eight out of ten requests from government departments to fill vacancies in the public service have been granted, despite the moratorium on recruitment, finance minister Michael Noonan admitted in the Da¤ il last week.

The moratorium was introduced by the previous finance minister, Brian Lenihan, two years ago as a means to reduce numbers and the mounting public service pay bill.

In addition to general exemptions for teachers and frontline medical staff, departments can...

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