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# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card PSC

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card

The government’s chief information officer singled out the Irish Times in a mail sent to other senior civil servants.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Top civil servant not attending committee is 'an affront to democracy'

Chairperson John McGuinness says committee wants to discuss the cost of the PSC to date.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Friday 16 August, 2019

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels Pay

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels

A government report found that Irish consultants have higher gross salaries than the UK or New Zealand.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Monday 21 January, 2019

Opinion: The PSC could become the most expensive administrative error in the history of the State

Three million Irish citizens could be entitled to compensation if the project is found to be unlawful, writes Simon McGarr.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Monday 16 April, 2018

Poll: Should civil servants be entitled to time off in order to deal with a marriage breakup? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should civil servants be entitled to time off in order to deal with a marriage breakup?

Currently, civil servants and teachers are entitled to 1.5 days paid leave at the time of a marital breakdown to help deal with legal issues.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Sunday 15 January, 2017

New rules mean top jobs in Irish civil service must go to women

When it’s between two candidates of equal merit, female candidates will be priorities.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data

A public consultation process has been announced ahead of the publication of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers

Robert Watt has admitted it is easier to sack workers in the private sector than it is in the public sector.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Monday 14 April, 2014

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes

Sick and injured gardaí have already been moved to lower rates of sick pay as changes in legislation reduce the amount of time they can receive the full rate.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed

We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech

Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Monday 14 October, 2013

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Saturday 12 October, 2013

The long weekend: Finance staff in the office today and tomorrow as Budget finalised

The finer details of the Budget will be worked on this weekend.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Friday 11 October, 2013

How does the government spend your taxes? This TD can tell you

Or rather Eoghan Murphy’s tax transparency calculator can give you a good idea of what your hard-earned money is being spent on

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Friday 4 October, 2013

Ombudsman's Office will have to wait "a few weeks" to sign off on "a small number of cases"

A lack of a system to handle the changeover in the Ombudsman’s Office means that there will be nobody to rubber stamp some cases.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Friday 30 August, 2013

Want to work in the civil service? New jobs being advertised from today

The civil service is looking to fill positions in the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform in the coming months.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Friday 16 August, 2013

Government acknowledges section of new FOI bill 'may cause difficulties'

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will consider if section 17 of the new FOI bill needs to be altered in the wake of correspondence from the Information Commissioner.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Taoiseach won't say if record-keeping methods have changed in his department

Enda Kenny has bemoaned the “paucity” of documentation in his Department related to the previous government’s decision to issue a bank guarantee in September 2008 but won’t say if record-keeping methods have changed.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Cabinet papers from 2008 set to become available

Changes to Freedom of Information (FOI) rules mean government deliberations from five-years-ago will be available on request.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Howlin: 'Many an important economic issue resolved over a mug of tea'

Brendan Howlin says it would be impossible for one minister to deal with the workload he shares with Michael Noonan.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 21 March, 2013

HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims

An Oireachtas report found that consultants were not signing off on claims and recommended that the HSE look at naming those holding up the collection of income.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Friday 15 March, 2013

Croke Park II will cut nurses wages by 11.1pc, not 1.7pc - INMO

Phil O’Shea from the IMNO said that government figures of a 1.7 per cent drop were incorrect.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts

Brendan Howlin today confirmed he was continuing with plans to cut public staff numbers by 9,500 in two years.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Exchequer deficit reduced by €10bn in 2012 to €14.9bn

VAT and corporation tax recorded surpluses, while income tax and excise duties recorded shortfalls.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Budget 2013 to be held over one day, after Labour's "serious political miscalculation"

Budget 2013 will take place over a single day this year, unlike the coalition’s first budget last year, which took place over two.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Government launches performance measure website

How is Ireland doing? The Government has launched a pilot performance measurement website Ireland Stat to answer that question.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Latest figures show government's tax income ahead of target

The Exchequer Returns for the end of July show the tax take is 2.5 per cent ahead of target, and 9 per cent up on last year.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Monday 23 April, 2012

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office

Figures disclosed in parliamentary questions last week reveal the expenditure on consultancy services by the government since last year.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Brendan Howlin publishes 'report cards' on all departments

An “unprecedented” amount of information on Government budgeting and targets has been released, Howlin said.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Teachers angry as allowances suspended

The Teachers Union of Ireland has claimed the suspension will lead to a further loss of income for new teachers of up to 15 per cent.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Cost of public sector pay rises to be halved this year – Howlin

The length-of-service increments will cost the taxpayer €90million in 2012 – down from €180million last year.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Here’s how much the Government spent on legal fees last year...

Enda Kenny said proposals for a competitive tendering process to cut costs have been rejected.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Civil servant Sean Gorman retires with €634,088 package

The secretary general at the Department of Jobs received a severance gratuity and a lump sum payment on his retirement on 22 October.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Brendan Howlin: No guarantees on public sector pay cuts

The Minister for Public Expenditure has said “all bets are off” unless savings are delivered under the Croke Park deal.

# department-of-public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Find 20 per cent in government spending cuts, ministers ordered

Minister Brendan Howlin has asked his cabinet colleagues to submit far-reaching plans to slash spending.