Sunday April 5, 2020

Wake-up call for state agencies

Radical changes to state agencies and 17,000 job cuts would lead to a complete transformation of the public sector, but it can’t be done with a magic wand, writes Ian Kehoe, Chief News Correspondent

18th July, 2009

What goes up must come down . Last week , after 15 years in which scores of state agencies, governmental authorities and statutory boards were created, Colm McCarthy and his colleagues in the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes recommended taking a wrecking ball to large portions of the state’s apparatus.

If implemented, the recommendations would constitute the most extensive reorganisation and restructuring of government departments and agencies since the foundation of the...

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