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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Decentralisation

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Opinion: 'The HSE should reverse centralisation policy to avoid disastrous waiting lists'
Dr Naveed Abbas argues that peripheral hospitals should return to doing more complex surgeries once this emergency has passed.
On the cards again? Donohoe to consider decentralisation for civil servants
Decentralisation was previously brought in by former Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy in 2003.
Poll: Should decentralisation be reintroduced?
Charlie McCreevy set up the last decentralisation programme in the early 2000s.
More than thirty sites managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
Ten sites purchased as part of the doomed decentralisation plan of 2003 remain in state hands more than a decade later.
Opinion: Ireland's weakness is a lack of indigenous businesses
We need to see decentralisation to Irish cities, towns and rural areas in order to promote bottom-up enterprise development, writes Professor Eoin O’Leary.
'Move RTÉ outside Dublin and fund it through the sale of the Donnybrook studio'
Moving RTÉ to rural Ireland would create an opportunity to change its funding mechanism away from traditional advertising and the TV licence, writes Marc MacSharry.
Government to close three decentralised offices - report
RTÉ reports that the closure of decentralised offices of FÁS, the Equality Tribunal, and the Department of the Environment has been given the green light.
In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past
Bruton’s VAT on children’s shoes, McCreevy’s decentralisation, Mac the Knife, ‘turning a corner’ – and plenty more.
Public service reform plans are 'weak' and 'wrong' says opposition
The government has been criticised for proposing to cut 23,500 jobs in the public sector over the next four years.
Decentralisation scrapped and over 23,000 public sector jobs to go by 2015
The government has outlined plans which also include the merging of nearly 50 state agencies.
Government to unveil public service reform plans
The public service reforms to be announced will see less of a reduction in staff numbers in the public sector than had been pledged in the programme for government.
Cabinet 'to review decentralisation plan' next summer
Éamon Ó Cuív says the process has been a success – but that the process will be examined next year. Could it be called off?