The Dirty Dozen

Some of the recommendations made by Bord Snip may be too painful to implement financially and politically for the government. We choose 12 that may cause most difficulty

18th July, 2009

The Bord Snip report didn’t pull any punches in coming up with a possible €5 billion in public sector savings.

Even if many of the measures contained in the report are not implemented, the inclusion of so many specific examples of apparently unnecessary spending shines a spotlight on all parts of the public sector.

The big challenge for the government is to determine which recommendations it can live with politically. Some of them,...

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