John Drennan: Citizens' brainwaves to help slash public sector waste
Published 14/08/2011 | 05:00
Hundreds of members of the public, including serving and retired public servants, have responded to Brendan Howlin's appeal for solutions from citizens to the Government's spending crisis.
In a relatively low-key initiative at the end of June, the Public Expenditure Minister launched a Public Conversation on the Comprehensive Review of Public Expenditure.
But despite the absence of a glitzy PR campaign, in an indication of the level of interest in public sector reform, his department received more than 700 suggestions as to how wasteful spending could be eradicated.