Saturday 10 December 2016

Cuts must begin closer to home

Published 28/10/2010 | 05:00

If the Government is looking for places to start shaving €15bn, they should just look at their own rules first and see how much 'over-regulation' is costing the country.

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In the last few months in my own area I've seen perfectly good footpaths ripped up and replaced with paving stones that dislodged a few weeks after they were laid. The council then painted a "walkway" on another part of the footpath.

Last week, I saw four contract workers using strimmers to cut about 600 metres of verges that a tractor and hedge cutter could have done in 20 minutes, along with the bushes that are still obscuring the speed limit signs.

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