Thursday 23 November 2017

€678m of Croke Park's savings are 'now in doubt'

Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

But Howlin says there was no overestimation in the final figures

A Government deputy and Public Accounts Committee member has questioned the basis for claims that almost €700m has been saved in public service non-pay cost cutting.

Eoghan Murphy, FG TD, says an instruction by the Department of Finance to all other government departments to increase all savings figures by 40 per cent when reporting to the Croke Park Implementation Body, cast doubt on the final figures.

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