Wednesday August 12, 2020

Scrutinise spending before the ship sinks

Building ‘sunset clauses’ into spending plans would go some way to implementing the McCarthy group’s tough recommendations

18th July, 2009

Now that the Bord Snip report has been published, let’s agree on what we can agree. First, it’s a serious, well-researched document, one bearing more than a little of the imprint of the Department of Finance.

Second, the scale of the crisis in the public finances is such that serious action is required. Third, it is an indictment of Fianna Fáil.

The report of the McCarthy group is just...

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