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# McCarthy Report

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Budget leaks: State asset sell-off may not yield money for job creation
The government has said publicly it wants to use State asset sell-off revenue for job creation but confidential documents paint a different picture.
National Lottery could be put up for sale
The government is reportedly contemplating including the National Lottery in a list of state assets being considered for sale.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In your Sunday Fix: Joan Burton has strong words for the banks; the latest on the storms hitting the US east coast; John Halligan on the presidency; and glory for the Boys in Blue…
New report finds that town councils should be enhanced, not scrapped
The McCarthy report recommended the abolishment of town councils and a consolidation of local government, but a new study has said that the councils are just an ‘easy target’.
Poll: Have you taken your money out of Ireland's banks?
An Post is gaining a bigger share of Ireland’s savings market as savers move their money from banks. Have you?
An Post benefits from the troubles in Ireland's banks
The semi-state company has taken in over €5 billion in savings deposits since the economic crisis began.
McCarthy report: sale of state assets should focus on long-term growth
Economic report recommends selling National Stud, Bord na Móna, and Aer Lingus shares, and calls for a review of pay and conditions in all commercial state companies to asses their competitiveness.
The 9 at 9: Wednesday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Viable explosives sent to Neil Lennon, a Chinese man watches helpless as his girlfriend is murdered 11,000 miles away, and Cardinal Brady is off to the royal wedding.
McCarthy report will suggest no 'fire sale' of State assets
The latest McCarthy report, discussed at Cabinet yesterday, will argue that selling off assets now won’t get the best price.
Cabinet agrees to spending review
The Minister for Public Expenditure said that he wanted spending changes to be made early in the life of the government, so ministers did not become “captured” by their departments.