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# Quangos

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# Quangowatch
Government quango costs 'spiralling out of control' - McGrath
Mattie McGrath says the government is “treating the ordinary people with contempt”.
# Censorship
Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'
And everyone struggled to keep a straight face in the Dáil this morning…
# Public Service
'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement
Launching new public service reform plans today, the Minister of State Brian Hayes said there has been “a lot done, more to do, to borrow a phrase from the past”.
Aaron McKenna: Our government squanders money while cutting funding to charities
They might make all the right noises about “difficult choices” but this is the truth: our government would rather tell disabled children to go without than tackle overpaid bureaucrats, writes Aaron McKenna.
Aaron McKenna: There's no room for quangos in today's cash-strapped Ireland
We ought to cull almost all state bodies and quangos and send them back to being offices within their respective departments – in order to free up government money to alleviate stresses on our frontline services, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Roscommon man jumps for space to advertise his CV; the Prophet Seán Quinn; Enda having fun in Brussels.
Column: The Government promised ‘war on quangos’ – so why are they creating new ones?
A whole new layer of bureaucracy is part of the Government’s fiscal plan, writes Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming.
# Public Sector
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 announcement on public sector and quangos
Text coverage of the government’s announcements on reducing public sector numbers and killing off quangos, as it happened.
# Race for the Áras
Mary Davis releases full tax filings - and encourages other candidates to follow suit
Mary Davis attempts to draw a line under controversy about her earnings by publishing her tax filings for the last three years.
# Quangos
Government cuts its first quango - under Fianna Fáil's proposals
The National Consumer Agency will be merged with the Competition Authority under plans approved by cabinet.
The 9 at 9: Monday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Gaddafi agrees to a ceasefire in Libya, Fianna Fáil propose reform to political donations, and how coffee addiction could be genetic…
Government to sign off on spending review as quangos and State assets targeted
The news comes as communications minister Pat Rabbitte warned that public sector pay may be cut again.
# Quangowatch
'Russian doll' quangos soared throughout the noughties, research finds
GRAPH: How Ireland’s agencies have grown since the 1900s.
# Quangos
Two years on, the quangos are still here
A Sunday Times survey shows that the government’s plan to close 46 quangos has stalled – with only 16 ‘rationalised’.