Sunday 17 December 2017

John Drennan: Citizens' brainwaves to help slash public sector waste


Hundreds of members of the public, including serving and retired public servants, have responded to Brendan Howlin's appeal for solutions from citizens to the Government's spending crisis.

In a relatively low-key initiative at the end of June, the Public Expenditure Minister launched a Public Conversation on the Comprehensive Review of Public Expenditure.

But despite the absence of a glitzy PR campaign, in an indication of the level of interest in public sector reform, his department received more than 700 suggestions as to how wasteful spending could be eradicated.

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