Main proposals in brief

 

- All social welfare rates reduced by up to 5 per cent saving €850 million

- Staff reductions of 6,168 across health sector and other service cuts saving €1.2billion

- Staff cuts of 6,930 across education sector and other cuts in services saving €746 million

- Reduction of 34 city/county councils to 22 local authorities saving €100 million

- Closure of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and other cuts saving €151 million

- Merging the regional offices of Enterprise Ireland, IDA and FÁS saving €87m

- Cutting 1,140 staff from agricultural agencies and cuts to farming schemes saving €305 million

- Reduction and standardisation of child benefit rate saving €531 million

- End to double welfare payments and other benefits saving €362 million

- Rationalisation of Arts, Sports and Tourism programmes saving €104

- Reduction in Defence Forces personnel by more than 500 and other cuts saving €53m

- Cuts to the Office of Public Works services and staff - €82.8m

- Rationalisation of CIE companies to achieve savings of €55 million

- Cuts to energy efficiency schemes run by Sustainable Energy Ireland saving €40m

- Rationalisation of embassies and overseas missions €15 million

- Cuts to pay and allowances for justice sector staff, including gardaí saving €65m

- Merging of Children's Ombudsman, Data Protection Commissioner with Ombudsman saving €500,000

- Single reduced funding stream for all science, technology activities saving €53m

Abandoning of pledge to spend 0.7 per cent of budget on overseas aid saving €14.8m

- Amalgamation of smaller primary schools €25m

- Discontinuation of the Family Support Agency saving €30m

- Cuts to road maintenance and regional air services saving €35m