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# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Monday 16 July, 2018

Garda who suffered PTSD after shotgun was fired at him awarded €250,000 in compensation

The now-retired Garda was later awarded the Scott Medal for bravery

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Friday 24 January, 2014

This is how the government plans to tackle the politicians' allowance bill

Yesterday Minister Brendan Howlin introduced new legislation in the Dail which will keep closer checks on how TDs and Senators spend the money.

# minister-for-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…

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Labour ponders 'tweaked' pay deal as ICTU prepares to kill off Croke Park 2

ICTU will meet today to formally reject the proposals, as a Labour backbencher says a ‘tweaked’ deal could be the way forward.

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Howlin responds to Croke Park II rejection, says 'the arithmetic hasn't changed'

The Minister for Public Expenditure insisted that Croke Park II had been a “fair deal” and that the Troika would now be asking him “if Ireland is still on track”.

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Poll: Do you think the proposed Croke Park agreement is a good deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the proposed Croke Park agreement is a good deal?

With unions set to ballot on the proposed agreement, what do you think of the proposal?

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Howlin says new law on Oireachtas inquiries will require "careful balances"

The Minister said he was anxious to give authority back to the Oireachtas itself as opposed to the Government.

Howlin scales back plans for abolition and merging of State agencies

Though 47 measures will go ahead by the end of this year, almost half of mergers or abolitions have been deferred or postponed.

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Howlin looking at incorporating public sector allowances into core pay

Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee this morning, Brendan Howlin said it would be unreasonable to take away such a large portion of pay from certain groups.

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Monday 20 February, 2012

Draft legislation to protect whistleblowers to be published

The proposed legislation would extend protection to public and private sector workers seeking to expose wrongdoing.

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Monday 28 November, 2011

Judges' pensions unveiled in advance of pay cut legislation

The figures show that there are 13 former judges from the Supreme Court and High Court whose pensions total more than €100,000 each.

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Future senior civil servants face pension changes from today

Top public servants no longer be entitled to the range of pension benefits they currently enjoy – but the reforms are to be reviewed next year to ensure that “desired candidates” are still attracted to top positions, says the Minister for Reform.

# minister-for-public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Referendum will leave door open for banking inquiry

A inquiry into the financial crisis will be high on the Oireachtas’s agenda if October’s referendum is passed.