I'm surprised a thread hasn't been set up on this already. Or I least I couldn't find one anyway.
From the Irish Times
FG plans civil service reforms - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 22, 2010A slimmed-down civil service, a new cabinet minister for public sector reform and the abolition of the HSE “in its current form” are among a number of measures Fine Gael is proposing as part of a radical overhaul of the public service.
The party plans to publish the proposals within weeks to make what it claims would be the “most radical change in the way the Irish State works since its foundation”.
This does seem solid, very progressive and much needed and I look forward to seeing the full policy document.
It's also noticeable that Richard Bruton hasn't either been pushed to one side or chosen to fall back after the events of last June. He has stayed front and centre and being the man behind what will be with NewEra and Faircure a crucial part of the Fine Gael general election campaign, that will continue to be the case. The same is true of Varadakar, Hayes, Coveney and O'Dowd who have all been very visible in recent weeks and months and I think Kenny and the rebels should be praised for that. It is a testimony to their commitment and drive.