Monday 23 January 2017

Borrowing a little from the Germans

Published 20/11/2010 | 11:06

THE impending public service cuts can be used as an opportunity to reinvent public service administration in Ireland.

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The Irish Government should look to the likes of Germany, which has an interesting ‘conscription’- style system for some emergency medical and disaster relief public services.

This system places German school/college graduates into positions (with training) within areas such as the fire service, paramedic response units, etc, for a limited period of up to 2 years.

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