State seeks agreement for €3bn public spending cuts

Discussions between the Department of Finance and other departments on public spending cuts of some €3 billion are to intensify as the process to agree next year’s budget and spending estimates moves up a gear.

19th September, 2009

Discussions between the Department of Finance and other departments on public spending cuts of some €3 billion are to intensify as the process to agree next year’s budget and spending estimates moves up a gear.

Initial replies were received last week to a Department of Finance request for the other departments to identify the cuts required in December’s budget.

Finance wrote to all government departments last month, requesting that, together, they...

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