Decentralisation To End Dublin Mindset In Policy Formation

EXHIBITION : MEMORABLE BUDGETS

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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
  • Contributor
    David 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..."

  • Information

    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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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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