Tagged with: public sector


Who will collect our taxes?

An tSaoi 23/01/2012

An Saoi: Staffing in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners was already a concern when this PQ was asked on 3rd July 2008. The same question was asked on 19th January 2012 and received the following reply. Below is a Table summarising the level of decline. The decline is most extreme amongst male staff, particularly those involved in operational …



Here we go again

Michael Taft 22/03/2011

Michael Taft: It’s open season on public sector workers again. The Sunday Independent has a front-page shock-horror headline – €1bn pay rise …

Public sector workers - some awkward facts

Peter Connell 09/11/2010

Peter Connell: Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Surely a good epithet for much of what masquerades as analysis of our current …

Destroying the Public Sphere?

James Wickham 26/08/2010

James Wickham: The terms of reference for the ‘Review Group on State Assets...’ are about ‘asset disposal’ in the public sector. What do we …

The State's Modus Operandi

Nat O'Connor 24/08/2010

Nat O'Connor: There are four stories in the press today that each illuminate part of a big, unanswered question, which is about what is the best way …

Having a go in the dark

Michael Taft 22/07/2010

Michael Taft: That the Sunday Business Post has another go at public sector workers should hardly be news. Every time they mention public sector …

A platform for more cuts

Michael Taft 12/04/2010

Michael Taft: While the public sector pay agreement is presented as a platform for negotiating a reversal of the pension levy and wage cuts, the …

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