Monday 19 March 2018

Tough spell for Calleary with 'Crooke' Park deal

ANOTHER man struggling to help the economy right now is Dara Calleary, the junior minister with the unenviable job of reforming the public service.

Those studying his speech at a conference in Dublin yesterday on public sector reform were amused to see the transcript referred to the Croke Park Agreement as the Crooke Park Agreement -- a sentiment shared by many but probably not the civil servant who penned the words.

One man who almost certainly did agree was outspoken State Street boss and former Central Bank official Willie Slattery, who called for 30,000 public sector redundancies, which "would save €2bn a year".

Irish Independent

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