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.
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.