Reform or risk ruin

Public service reform is not the most thrilling subject, but for the good of Ireland it must be pushed through.

22nd June, 2014
The focus of reform should be on delivering existing or better outcomes more cost effectively.

All of us want a public service that is efficient and effective. Yet when it comes to public service reform, there are few plaudits for governments who make the effort to deliver it.

For reform to be genuine, tough decisions are needed. Arguably it should take place in good times, when there are some spare resources to help support the change. Instead, we are seeking reform when public expenditure is being cut dramatically.

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