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Once again public sector is off the hook

THE Government that lives in La-La Land has just created Disneyland for 300,000 public servants. The Croke Park Agreement saves them from redundancy. Now Brendan Howlin's Public Service Reform proposal protects what they have. A job in the public sector is for life. Pensions are not funded, so they add to our tax burden. The report states that we are borrowing €1.25bn a month to keep the country afloat. The long awaited changes won't save the economy. Public servants are calling all the shots.

There are five major reforms at the heart of the agenda. They focus on customer service, innovation in delivering services, reducing costs, changing work practices, and implementation. This should have been done three months into the economic crisis, not three years.

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