Overlooking experienced candidates on age grounds can lead to trouble
In the past few years, we have seen numerous senior politicians and public servants who retire, collect a handsome tax-free lump sum and a generous pension cheque every month.
Many also take up lucrative nixers thereafter, sometimes undercutting younger candidates who lack the contacts to secure this work.
One answer is to give preference to younger people seeking a foot on the career ladder, but this approach can be fraught with equality problems as Dublin's...
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