to be honest Lads - I dont think the actual members of the Government in the Oireacthas have a clue what they are doing.
they are fully following the advice of the ultra conservative permanent Civil Service -which is a bit scary when you think about it - everything moves at a glacial speed and all escape routes are kept open until the last possible moment, and it would also appear that the consequences of such actions are not thought through - dont forget these are the same folks who brought us e-voting,massive overruns and delays in every aspect of computerising the public service and last weeks 2 billions savings which in reality will turn out to be half that - thus looking for decisive, strong and well thought out action from this sector is a bit of a joke to be honest - they are the same folks who have regulated, planned and spent the "boom" over the last decade too.
Contrast this with the new administration over in the states - there is a lot to be said for the US clean sweep of the upper and decision making echelons of their public service at the end of the every administration.
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