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Quango veteran Des is back in his old haunts

The scene: tomorrow at the department of Public Expenditure and Reform. A meeting between Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin and ace Central Banker Des Geraghty. Brendan Howlin: "Good morning, Comrade Des. Good to see you. Congratulations on ... Irish Independent, 1 week ago
Irish Independent

A bonus by any other name is still a bonus - even in utility firm

What a way to dispel suggestions of being "another cosseted quango with a bonus culture" - get into a ridiculous dispute about the interpretation of the terms bonus and performance- related pay. A bonus is a top-up payment made to staff as a reward ...
 Irish Independent1 week ago Irish Water to pay €9,000 bonus to staff 'in need of improvement'  Irish Independent1 day ago Regulator: We had no role in setting Irish Water 'bonuses'  Irish Independent1 week ago Irish Water: performance pay for staff from next year  Irish Independent1 week ago
Irish Independent

Climb every mountain, until you find your own quango Shane Ross

My home telephone rang on Thursday evening. "Deputy," declared the voice, "I got you elected. Time you put me on a quango." "Whatever you want, Eamon!" I volunteered. "Pity I am not yet in power!" "There are a few vacancies on the RTE Authority," ...
 Irish Independent2 weeks ago

Save the birthplace of Peter Pan: Rescue bid for children's favourite gets cash boost

A RESCUE bid to save the birthplace of Peter Pan for future generations has received a major cash boost. Arts quango Creative Scotland has agreed to plough money into Moat Brae House, in Dumfries, following a campaign backed by actress Joanna ...
 Scottish Daily Express2 weeks ago

I don't know about art - but I know what I like Shane Ross

God knows why John McNulty was so eager to be a member of the board of IMMA. The quango - grandly dubbed the Irish Museum of Modern Art - is hardly the obvious place for a man who describes himself as a "businessman". It is a haven for artists that ...
 Irish Independent3 weeks ago

Forget the Budget caution: If you can't be sure of winning the election, try buying it

Despite pre-election promises to abolish hundreds of quangos, this Government established a new independent body, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, on a statutory footing to legislate a basis for fiscal responsibility. Rapidly restored construction ...
 Irish Independent3 weeks ago
Irish Independent

More Rip-Off Irish Water charges! 188 to 282 per hour if a householder needs a leak fixed etc

Demonstrating the absolute contempt, Fine Gaels and "labour's" super HSE style quango "Irish Water" has for its victims, a rake of new additional charges have been revealed:mad: Irish Water customers 'to pay "Households face hundreds of euro ...
 Politics.ie1 month ago Irish Water tells us we are consumers - and we know we are being sold a pup  Irish Independent2 hours ago Editorial: Irish Water is eroding confidence in politics  Irish Independent2 days ago Taoiseach's weight behind UHI  Irish Medical Times3 days ago

Is the Private Security Authority a rent-seeking quango?

Well, I searched for threads about the Private Security Authority (PSA) and mostly got discussions about Gerry Adams' prostate. So, here goes in hope that a discussion can take place. I've posted about this before, without much success (for ...
 Politics.ie4 days ago

Irish Water set to be a smaller, damper HSE

Irish Water looks set to be a damper, smaller HSE, but hopefully not quite the omnishambles. But it truly is the quango that seems to contain all that is bad about Irish governance. From its inception, through the installation of water meters and ...
 Irish Examiner3 weeks ago Irish Water set to be a smaller, damper HSE  Irish Examiner3 weeks ago

Labour plans new housing quangos and low-cost green loans

Plans for new local housing quangos to build 200,000 homes a year by 2020 and one million interest-free Green Deal loans form part of Labour's bid to win the next General Election. Speaking at the Labour Party conference in Manchester at the ...
 Construction Manager4 weeks ago
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