Jim-PowerRevamping our local authority system and replacing it with eight ‘super’ regional authorities would save the taxpayer €1 billion according to Friends First Chief Economist Jim Power.
And that €1 billion saving should in turn be invested into local businesses in the form of lower rates as part of the country’s long-term economic recovery.
Local government reform, according to the Clonea-Power native, must be part of the ‘Second Republic’ which many economists, academics and commentators have called for in recent weeks.