Howlin promises Govt will get rid of under-performers in public sector

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has promised that the Government will get rid of poor performers in the public sector, including bad teachers.

Brendan Howlin has told the Irish Independent that it is not acceptable for parents to be paying for grinds for their children because teachers aren't good enough.

Minister Howlin also says that job performance of public sector workers will be evaluated more closely - stating that people can't stay in a job they can't do.

More than 2,500 voluntary redundancies from the public sector are expected next year, starting with the HSE, education and agriculture.

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