Preparing for the storm
Brendan Howlin has moved swiftly on top-level pay as the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, but he knows that the unpopular work still has to be done
Brendan Howlin’s ministerial office in the Department of Finance on Merrion Street is a study in efficiency.
A tidy desk perched at the end of a modestly-furnished room with a very austere boardroom table as its centrepiece.
Save for some artwork donated by the Office of Public Works for his walls, these are the utilitarian surroundings of a minister who is preparing to wield the axe in public spending.
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