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    Govt unveils €150m-a-day spending plans
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    16/11/2006 - 16:22:25</font>








    </font><div align="left">The
    Government will spend almost €150m each day in 2007, according to the
    Book of Estimates unveiled today by Minister for Finance Brian Cowen.

    The
    spending plans include €14bn on health and €8bn on education services.
    Almost €14bn will be spent on social welfare payments with further
    increases in next month’s budget.

    Mr Cowen said: “These
    estimates are fiscally sustainable, economically appropriate and
    politically responsible. The economy is at full employment and growing
    at its potential. Maintaining stability has been the cornerstone of our
    economic success.”
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    Funding in health includes improvement in services for the elderly, health professionals and facilities in hospitals.

    Spending on garda resources increases by more than 10% to €1.4bn.

    The
    allocation for the education sector aims to recruit 800 extra teachers
    in 2007 and reduce class sizes and help tackle problems of disability
    and disadvantage.

    The annual spending increase of €4bn in public
    services will also inject cash into public transport, social housing
    and agriculture.</font></div>
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    #2
    Originally posted by Ruck


    Govt unveils €150m-a-day spending plans


    A better headline might read "Govt. to squander€15m-a-day of taxpayers' funds next year"
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      #3
      150 quid on the boreens around ballina would be enough for me
      If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.

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        #4

        Originally posted by munsterforever
        150 quid on the boreens around ballina would be enough for me
        complaining already? At this rate, it won't be long before you despise the Shinners. [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]
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          #5
          OD,

          You reckon they'll only waste 10%?

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            #6


            Originally posted by Cathal
            OD,

            You reckon they'll only waste 10%?

            Well, that rather depends on how you regard the €17 billion earmarked for public sector pay, Cathal. [img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]
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              [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]
              Shameless self promotion time ladies and gents!
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              Munster: Full Season Highlights.

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                #8

                Originally posted by beir bua
                Originally posted by munsterforever
                150 quid on the boreens around ballina would be enough for me
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                my major gripe is the house prices-shoddy put together pokey flats selling for €300,000. I think we are getting a little ahead of ourselves.

                we desperately need a socialist republic
                If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.

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                  #9


                  Originally posted by munsterforever
                  Originally posted by beir bua
                  Originally posted by munsterforever
                  150 quid on the boreens around ballina would be enough for me
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                  my major gripe is the house prices-shoddy put together pokey flats selling for €300,000. I think we are getting a little ahead of ourselves.

                  we desperately need a socialist republic

                  Are you on the new Register of Electors yet MF?


                  (If so, how often [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img])


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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Old Dog


                    Originally posted by Cathal
                    OD,

                    You reckon they'll only waste 10%?

                    Well, that rather depends on how you regard the €17 billion earmarked for public sector pay, Cathal. [img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]


                    The average public sector worker is paid 20% more than the private sector worker.Wages in Health have gone up by 63% in the last 5 years, education 65%. That's where all the extra State spending is going. State pension payments have risen by about 80% in 5 years. It's a joke. We will waste up to 3.4 bn on the wage bill next year, and have little flexibility from Health workers etc. for it. The nurses are threatening to go on strike over pay[img]smileys/evil.gif[/img]. Trouble is a government with Labour in it are likely to continue similar policies, they certainly won't stand up to public sector unions, so we have no choice over the issue.


                    Rant over.


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                      #11
                      ESRI repeats warning on Government spending

                      17 November 2006 10:05<?:namespace prefix = rte ns = "urn:rte-search" /><RTE:>


                      A senior member of the economic think-tank, the Economic and Social Research Institute, has repeated its warning that Government spending on infrastructural projects needs to be measured.


                      Speaking on RTÉ Radio's Morning Ireland, Dr Edgar Morgenroth said he hoped the Budget would include changes that would relieve private pressure on the construction industry.


                      He said this would freethe industryup for the next National Development Plan.
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                      Responding to yesterday's Book of Estimates, he warned of the possible difficulties of increased Government spending.</RTE:>
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                        #12
                        Most of it will probably go on another pointless benchmarking exercise...more money for less work. And then the govt. will be on the news saying 'we increased spending on healthcare/education/crime by €x billion. Trouble is, the alternative government would be even worse....

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                          #13


                          Originally posted by Viigand
                          Most of it will probably go on another pointless benchmarking exercise...more money for less work. And then the govt. will be on the news saying 'we increased spending on healthcare/education/crime by €x billion. Trouble is, the alternative government would be even worse....




                          Don't forget about the 5,000 civil and public servants left in Dublin with no work to do after their Departments have decentralised.


                          The insanity is being copperfastened with another €350m to OPW yesterday for buying sites around the country.


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                            #14
                            Hopefully the Childrens allowance and Under 6 payment will go up. It hardly even covers 2 half days in play school let alone the poor sods who have to pay for creches.

                            Then again, it serves people right for dumping their kids in creches if thats what they 'choose' to do.





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                              #15
                              Decentralisation is a good idea if done right, i.e. offering those that transfer a strong financial incentive to move, and if their was less political chicanery in the choice of locations. Also, if the public sector were flexible enough to allow people get a job in the public services on merit, i.e. ability, rather than years served etc.. Decentralisation has just shown up the frailties and inefficiencies of the public services, and how they are structured, as much as weak government policies.

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