Thursday 14 December 2017

Brendan Howlin: Ivan appears to have missed all the reforms in the public sector

Brendan Howlin: to begin a new review of spending
Brendan Howlin: to begin a new review of spending

Brendan Howlin

My old friend and sparring partner from Wexford, Ivan Yates, set out a critique of public sector reform in this newspaper yesterday.

To be honest, I was a bit taken aback. I checked the date of the paper itself on the off chance I had picked up an old copy, from, say, two years ago.

I had hoped that with Haddington Road we had got away from the sterile argument of public versus private in terms of who had sacrificed most over the last few years. The reality is that there were few winners.

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