Wednesday 13 December 2017

Fiona O'Shea: Civil servants must face consequences of their inaction

It's time for failing public sector reforms to be utterly revised -- or the promised change will not be possible, writes Fiona O'Shea

THE annual softening up for the Budget has begun with Leo Varadkar warning that public service increments must be looked at in spite of Croke Park and Eamon Gilmore stoutly defending the agreement.

Hot on the heels of the Croke Park Implementation Group Report, which says that everyone did very well, and the troika advice to spread the burden of servicing our debt, the Government would do well to review its own performance on public service reform.

Faced with a banking crash that an IMF report describes as the worst since the Thirties, where is the radical overhaul of the public organisations which should surely follow such a damning indictment?

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