Coalition cracks over Croke Park
Howlin's stab at public-sector reform is not enough for a growing number of TDs who believe it's now time to take the axe to pay, writes Daniel McConnell
TEN days on from the launch of Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin's document on public-sector reform, it is certainly hard to argue with its stated intent to radically reform how State services are provided.
Many reforms mentioned are common-sense proposals that should, and would, have been in place long ago in a properly functioning public sector. His document, light on detail, is far from perfect.
While Howlin has shown a steely determination to bring his document to fruition, one battle does not win the war.