Bringing home the bacon as we fry
The public-sector wage bill accounts for 36 per cent of all public spending, but recruitment is ongoing, reports Maeve Sheehan
Published 10/10/2010 | 05:00
MORE than 2,000 posts have been filled in government offices and state bodies despite the ban on public-service recruitment.
New figures show that Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has waived the public-service embargo in favour of tipstaffs who escort judges to court, and translators of state documents into Irish.
The Cabinet introduced the public-service recruitment ban in March last year and made clear that the ban would be lifted in "very limited circumstances".