Civil servants pay cut

I’m reading this article in the Sunday business post http://www.thepost.ie/news/ministers-move-to-cut-pay-of-top-public-servants-56874.html it relates to ministers cutting the pay of top civil servants. This is all well and good; the pay should be in line with the private private sector, My concern is the actual number of civil servants. An example is the revenue commissioners. (Whom I must point out generally give us great customer care) Recently the revenue has decided to sub contract the paying of VRT to the NCTs.

There was 3400 2nd hand cars imported in April this year.What are the staff who previously processed these cars in the revenue doing now? We paid the VRT on a car this week and there was only a cursory inspection of the tax disc and mileage. No mechanical or safety inspection was made.

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