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#Public Expenditure and Reform

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Sunday 3 September, 2017

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?

Applying for a passport and a driver’s licence will soon require the Public Services Card – but that’s only the beginning.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Irish people say what they really think about civil servants

There seems to be a disparity between people’s experiences and what they feel.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 5 March, 2015

These are the government departments with the highest rates of absenteeism

The sector’s head said there were an ‘unacceptable’ number of sick days being taken in the public service.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model

So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

The ten commandments for a better civil service

If they were good enough for Moses…

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Brendan Howlin grilled on the housing crisis and cuts to public services

One TD pointed out that “We need 1 staff member per 4 patients but instead we’ve got 1 per 8 during the day and 1 per 12 during the night”.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Minister Brendan Howlin describes increased FOI fee as a "token charge" FOI

Minister Brendan Howlin describes increased FOI fee as a "token charge"

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reforms said that such fees were entirely fair ‘given that the average cost to process such requests was €600′.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Cutting €1bn in public pay will shave up to 0.5% off GDP - ESRI

Cutting public sector pay by €1bn will result in a reduction of 0.25% – 0.5% in GDP, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Friday 11 January, 2013

Half of proceeds from State assets sale must pay down debt - Troika Exclusive

The government is keen to use all of the money from the sale of State assets in “one shape or another” to fund job creation initiatives but the Troika appears more focussed on reducing the debt.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Monday 17 December, 2012

Calls for independent student grant appeals system

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming said that the office of the Ombudsman currently does not cover the student grant processing.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Ombudsman's role to be extended as Oireachtas approves reform bill

The government has billed the legislation as the “most significant expansion” of the Ombudsman’s powers in 30 years.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

New chairman of Finance Committee 'determined to get stuck in from day one'

The position had been held by Alex White TD, who has taken up the junior ministerial position vacated by Róisín Shortall.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Civil service pay rises to be linked with stricter performance reviews

The changes in performance management were announced by Minister Howlin this week.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Saturday 21 July, 2012

86 per cent of Irish people believe corruption is a major problem

Some 36 per cent of respondents said they believed they were personally affected by corruption in their daily lives, according to the latest report by the Standards in Public Office Commission.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 10 May, 2012

New Bill overhauls thousands of obsolete laws passed before independence

Thousands of obsolete laws passed in Ireland before independence are being repealed by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

As it happened: Central Bank Governor questioned over repayment of the Anglo promissory note

Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan is addressing the Oireachtas on Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform this afternoon.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Who has the civil service employed this year?

Some exceptions to the hiring moratorium have been granted by the Government – including posts for judiciary criers – but there was no place for new staff to answer calls made to the emergency services.

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

Over €2 million being spent on payslips described as 'shameful'

Some departments have done better than others in implementing electronic systems but the TD who uncovered the figures slammed the government.

# public-expenditure-and-reform - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

New bailout deal saves Ireland €900m a year - Noonan

Michael Noonan tells the Oireachtas finance committee that the new interest rate will apply to loans already borrowed.