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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.

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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".

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