Tuesday 21 February 2017

'Tough measures' had no effect

Published 03/09/2010 | 05:00

Kevin McCarthy wrongly states (Letters, September 1) that "our public service has contributed massively to the reduction of our national debt".

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The sad fact is that, in spite of all the so-called "tough measures", our deficit has actually worsened this year.

When our income was €55bn, our public sector wage bill of €20bn was manageable, but when our income dropped to €30bn it's simply unsustainable.

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