“I am haunted by the fact that when you are managing a small open economy, when things go bad, they go really bad”
Paschal Donohoe has an unenviable task: keeping every public sector worker and interest group in the country satisfied. Caution is his watchword.
For much of its short existence, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has found it easy to say no to demands. There simply hasn’t been any money left over to spend. The troika was in town. Budgets had to be cut. So too did public sector pay. Spending wasn’t on the agenda.
But the troika has been gone for a couple of years now, the economy has recovered and the...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
The party threatens to put significant financial resources behind its own candidates in bid to ensure that she is ‘never seen again’ in politics