Saturday 10 December 2016

Wasteful use of advisers must stop

Published 12/02/2011 | 05:00

ONE aspect of political reform that has escaped any examination so far is the use, overuse and misuse by the Government of the plethora of consultants, lawyers, advisers, spin-doctors, public relations experts, estate agents and so on.

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The cost to the taxpayer runs to hundreds of millions every year.

The same experts, who advised Ahern and the Fianna Fail government in making a dog's dinner of the boom, also advised Cowen and Lenihan in making a complete pig's ear of the bust.

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