Public service staff levels could rise by 25% over coming years, review suggests

Ireland“The number of staff in the public service could rise by nearly 25% to over 410,000 and the Exchequer’s wage bill could grow to €24 billion per year under various Government employment models and projections. A Department of Public Expenditure spending review published on Tuesday says there is a strong correlation between overall population growth and public service numbers …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 8 October]

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