Addressing the unprecedented crises in which Ireland finds itself calls for swift and radical action. The Government must focus on the two most crucial issues
- cut public expenditure
- improve international competitiveness
Annual public expenditure has more than doubled since 2001 to €57 billion and the number of employed by the State has grown similarly to a total of 373,000 people. Public servants are generally paid more than in competitor countries. For example teachers are paid 28% more than in Germany and 37% more than in the UK. Ambulance drivers in Ireland are paid as much as junior consultants in Finland.… Continue reading...