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The decentralisation ‘shambles’

Minister for Finance Brian Cowen touched a nerve when he told the Dail last month that Fine Gael and Labour politicians around the country were falling over themselves to attract civil servants as early as possible to their towns.

22nd April, 2006

Minister for Finance Brian Cowen touched a nerve when he told the Dail last month that Fine Gael and Labour politicians around the country were falling over themselves to attract civil servants as early as possible to their towns.

‘‘When I read local newspapers, I note that deputies and senators from Fine Gael and Labour continually ask when the decentralisation programme will be implemented,” Cowen said. ‘‘I then come before this house to be told...

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