David Davin Power reports on Charlie McCreevy's address to the Dáil and the replies from Fine Gael and Labour. McCreevy signals that there will be radical administrative decentralisation.
- Title Budget 2004 Speech
- 1st Broadcast 03/12/2003
- ContributorDavid Davin Power (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:15
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Decentralisation To End Dublin Mindset In Policy Formation
- Extended description
The announcement of the biggest decentralisation programme in the history of the state overshadowed all other elements of the budget. Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy announced that 10,000 civil servants would be transferred out of Dublin under proposals to involve every government department.
Other budget announcements included an increase in employee tax credits while the standard rate band stayed the same. The €10 per week increase in social welfare payments were criticised by anti-poverty campaigners.
McCreevy stated in his budget speech that "Decentralisation will involve the transfer of complete departments including their ministers and senior management to provincial locations..."
A RTÉ News report by David Davin Power looking at the decentralisation plans which emerged from Budget 2004.
This report was broadcast on 3 December, 2003.
- Local keywords Memorable Budgets, Budget, 2004, Charlie McCreevy, David Davin Power, Decentralisation, Politics, Economics
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2003
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN03/337
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- Original language English (eng)
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