Leo Varadkar wants to help middle earners and to introduce pension reforms for private sector workers BRIAN LAWLESS/PATo save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Leo Varadkar has sharpened his pitch to struggling middle earners and said that rewards in next month’s budget would be targeted towards workers. The taoiseach has previously been criticised for claiming that he wanted to lead a party of “people who get up early in the morning”.
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To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. The finance minister has backed proposals to purge the public sector of senior officials who consistently under-perform in their roles. As the public service pay deal was ratified on behalf of the state’s 300,000 public workers yesterday, Paschal Donohoe said he “strongly approved” of the taoiseach’s proposal to weed out inefficient staff.
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Selecting a term
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