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Last quango in quad-land?
Channel 4

Last quango in quad-land?

Ed Balls catchy headline about Tory cuts slashing the army to the smallest its been since Oliver Cromwell is an instructive lesson in election messaging. If you have nothing new in policy to announce, try to find a grabby way of saying something ... Channel 4, 3 weeks ago

Midlands learning to live with LEPs

"A Bonfire of the Quangos" That was one promise the government has certainly fulfilled. Among the biggest "quasi autonomous non-governmental organisations" that were unceremoniously consigned to the flames were the nine regional development ...
 BBC1 month ago

This Government has done good work in culling quangos, but there's still more to be done

A SOUND bite, that clip you hear from politicians on the news, lasts about 12 seconds. That's 36 words. That is usually the space that we have to communicate what we're doing, what we have done or what we are going to do. The result of this reality ...
 Irish Independent1 month ago

Bonfire of the quangos burns 181 bodies - but just €15m in savings

THE Government's much-heralded "bonfire of the quangos" is saving just €15m a year - despite 181 bodies being culled. This is still short of the €20m originally envisaged, although the Government insists it is planning to ramp up the savings to ...
 Irish Independent1 month ago

Why were there no minutes taken when John Tierney of the "Irish Water" quango met with the Garda Commisioner?

FG /"labour's" crony stuffed IW flow of sleazy sewage continues to pour unabated! New revelations show that during crucial IW/Government meetings that the public should have full details of, no minutes were taken! Worse when John Tierney met ...
 Politics.ie1 week ago

Watchdog hits over failure to Banks 'not doing enough to help north's... By Simon Cunningham

THE north's quango watchdog claims Stormont's leaders have done nothing to increase diversity or halt multiple appointments to nearly 100 arm's length bodies under the executive's control. Commissioner for Public Appointments John Keanie told The ...
 The Irish News2 weeks ago
Village Magazine

BID: Trying to run before it can walk.

By Mannix Flynn . BID (Business Improvements District, now known as DublinTown) is a not-for-profit quango, funded by hundreds of retailers in an area, 2,500 of which are compelled by the City Council acting under the Local Government BIDs Act ...
 Village Magazine3 weeks ago

Britain needs more tech immigrants, quango tells

The government's migration quango says the UK needs more immigrants from outside the EU in four key IT areas, namely senior developers, product managers, network security specialists and "data scientists"*. After listening to pleas from ...
 The Register1 month ago

£14m cash boost enables Wave Energy Scotland to capture pioneering know-how from the financial wreck of Pelamis Wave Power

In happier days some of the Pelamis team Wave Energy Scotland, the new quango set up by the Scottish Government following the financial collapse of Pelamis Wave Power last year, has awarded its first public-sector contract to a group of former ...
 Scottish Energy News1 month ago £14 million boost for Scottish wave energy  Institution of Mechanical Engineers1 month ago

NRA Quango has a great idea to ease M50 congestion - Reduce the maximum speed to 60 km/h

So the National Roads Authority wishes to ease congestion on the M50. It appears that in order to do so they are considering reducing the maximum speed to 60 km/h Plan to lower M50 speed limits to cut congestion Currently maximum speed is ...
 Politics.ie1 month ago
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