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Howlin's stab at public-sector reform is not enough for a growing number of TDs who believe it's now time to take the axe to pay, writes Daniel McConnell

Published 27/11/2011 | 05:00

TEN days on from the launch of Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin's document on public-sector reform, it is certainly hard to argue with its stated intent to radically reform how State services are provided.

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Many reforms mentioned are common-sense proposals that should, and would, have been in place long ago in a properly functioning public sector. His document, light on detail, is far from perfect.

While Howlin has shown a steely determination to bring his document to fruition, one battle does not win the war.

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