Nick Webb; Shane Ross Wasters

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 288 Publisher: Penguin Ireland During the years when all seemed well with the Irish Economy a scandal bloomed in front of our faces but went mostly be unnoticed: the scandal of public Waste Vast overspending on infrastructure (including a number of white elephants). extravagant use of overpriced consultants. the creation of dozens of quangos whose primary purpose seemed to be jobs for the boys. the culture of junketry that took hold in the semi-state sector and the Oireachtas - these and other dubious practices flourished during the years when the state's coffers were overflowing. The insiders benefited; the rest of us got ripped off. Now. as the state scrambles to bail out the banks and to ing order to the shattered public finances by taking money out of the pockets of ordinary working people. Shane Ross and Nick Webb tell the story of the w...

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Guaranteed to make your blood boil (Mark Cagney Ireland AM)

This is a book best read in small doses so that your indignation doesn't get eroded as you go. The catalogue of errors, incompetence and feather-bedding will annoy readers and further confirm the opinion the the public service is in need of a radical shake-up (Sunday Tribune)

A fearless account (Sunday Times)

Will add to momentum for real reform of the public service (Irish Times)

Ross and Webb have done the state some service in writing Wasters ... essential reading ... will poison the ears of the vested interests (Sunday Independent)

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Cronyism, mismanagement and waste in the Irish government and public service: the inside stories from the journalists who broke the scandals at FAS, CIE and elsewhere.

'This is a book best read in small doses so that your indignation doesn't get eroded as you go. The catalogue of errors, incompetence and feather-bedding will annoy readers and further confirm the opinion the the public service is in need of a radical shake-up' Sunday Tribune

'The reader would be well advised to get a full health check before starting this book. If it doesn't send your blood pressure right off the systolic scale, it will certainly burst a few blood vessels.' Irish Independent

'With so many snouts in so many troughs, the pickings for [Ross and Webb] are rich. They compile a long and sorry litany of instances of taxpayers' money being mis-spent by politicians and others on the state's payroll' Irish Times

'Ross and Webb have done the state some service in writing Wasters. ... It will poison the ears of the vested interests that have suckled at the taxpayers' teat for far too long' Sunday Independent

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