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#Quangos

From TheJournal.ie Government quango costs 'spiralling out of control' - McGrath Quangowatch

Government quango costs 'spiralling out of control' - McGrath

Mattie McGrath says the government is “treating the ordinary people with contempt”.

From TheJournal.ie Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura' Censorship

Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

And everyone struggled to keep a straight face in the Dáil this morning…

From TheJournal.ie 'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement Public Service

'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement

Launching new public service reform plans today, the Minister of State Brian Hayes said there has been “a lot done, more to do, to borrow a phrase from the past”.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Our government squanders money while cutting funding to charities Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Our government squanders money while cutting funding to charities

They might make all the right noises about “difficult choices” but this is the truth: our government would rather tell disabled children to go without than tackle overpaid bureaucrats, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: There's no room for quangos in today's cash-strapped Ireland Opinion

Aaron McKenna: There's no room for quangos in today's cash-strapped Ireland

We ought to cull almost all state bodies and quangos and send them back to being offices within their respective departments – in order to free up government money to alleviate stresses on our frontline services, writes Aaron McKenna.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Roscommon man jumps for space to advertise his CV; the Prophet Seán Quinn; Enda having fun in Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Government promised ‘war on quangos’ – so why are they creating new ones? Opinion

Column: The Government promised ‘war on quangos’ – so why are they creating new ones?

A whole new layer of bureaucracy is part of the Government’s fiscal plan, writes Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming.

From TheJournal.ie Decentralisation scrapped and over 23,000 public sector jobs to go by 2015 Public Sector

Decentralisation scrapped and over 23,000 public sector jobs to go by 2015

The government has outlined plans which also include the merging of nearly 50 state agencies.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Government announcement on public sector and quangos Public Sector

As it happened: Government announcement on public sector and quangos

Text coverage of the government’s announcements on reducing public sector numbers and killing off quangos, as it happened.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Davis releases full tax filings - and encourages other candidates to follow suit Race For The Áras

Mary Davis releases full tax filings - and encourages other candidates to follow suit

Mary Davis attempts to draw a line under controversy about her earnings by publishing her tax filings for the last three years.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals Quangos

Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals

The National Consumer Agency will be merged with the Competition Authority under plans approved by cabinet.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: IMF chief to appear in court later today to face attempted rape charges; Michael Noonan travels to Brussels for finance summit; and 27 people die in gruesome Guatemala attack.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Gaddafi agrees to a ceasefire in Libya, Fianna Fáil propose reform to political donations, and how coffee addiction could be genetic…

From TheJournal.ie Government to sign off on spending review as quangos and State assets targeted Quangos

Government to sign off on spending review as quangos and State assets targeted

The news comes as communications minister Pat Rabbitte warned that public sector pay may be cut again.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie 'Russian doll' quangos soared throughout the noughties, research finds Quangowatch

'Russian doll' quangos soared throughout the noughties, research finds

GRAPH: How Ireland’s agencies have grown since the 1900s.

From TheJournal.ie Two years on, the quangos are still here Quangos

Two years on, the quangos are still here

A Sunday Times survey shows that the government’s plan to close 46 quangos has stalled – with only 16 ‘rationalised’.