Concern over budget decision to hire extra teachers

New office hopes to improve role of all politicians in budgetary process and Connolly aims to double her staff from seven to fifteen by next April

12th November, 2017
Annette Connolly, director of the Parliamentary Budget Office Pic: Fergal Phillips

The new head of the Parliamentary Budget Office has warned that there may not be enough work in future for the extra teachers hired in the budget.

Annette Connolly has been tasked with providing more information and analysis on the budget for TDs and Senators, so that they are no longer solely dependent on the Department of Finance.

In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, she flagged up the budget decision to hire 645...

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