Dublin City Council planning €30m worth of cutbacks

Dublin City Council is set to introduce €30m worth of spending cuts because of the economic downturn.

The savings in Ireland's largest local authority will come from a 5% cut across many services and a 50% reduction in overtime for staff.

The Fire Service and waste management facilities will be affected, spending on culture will be cut, exhibitions will be scaled back and staffing at libraries will be reduced.

Revenue and spending on services will also be kept under monthly review.

City Manager John Tierney told councillors at their monthly meeting last night that even these spending cuts might not be sufficient because of the difficult situation the country is in.

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