How the Irish Government is paying up to a record amount of money to private companies for sound consulting training
The Irish Government has spent more than €2.6 million to pay private companies and professionals to train staff to advise companies in their areas of expertise.
Key points:The Government paid nearly €2 million for sound consultancy training from July 1 to October 31Source: IRIN via TheJournal.ieA total of 2,766 companies and 1,000 professional consultants were paid more than a million euros for their work in the past three years, according to a government document obtained by TheJournal on Friday.
This compares to €1.8 million for the same period last year and €1 million last year.
However, it was not possible to independently verify the figure.
The Government’s spending in the period is part of the €20 billion the Government is set to spend on the next three years on sound development and training, to help businesses and organisations in their respective areas.
The money comes as the Government works on a new training framework that will include the provision of “real-time” coaching, where companies and individuals can receive training to make sound investment decisions and create jobs.
It will be funded through a new “soft-money” fund, which will be used to support the cost of the training.
The training will be offered by private companies, who will pay the Government for the work, as well as the cost to run the training, which is set for completion in the next two years.
Companies will also pay a fee to the Government, which could be up to €3,000 per hour.
The funding for this type of training has been in place for several years.
But it is the first time the Government has paid a fee directly for this kind of training.
It comes as Ireland’s public sector is struggling to find funding for sound development training, following a recent budget that included cuts to funding for some of the country’s most important infrastructure projects.
It also comes as TheJournal previously reported that the Government was spending almost €2,700 per person to train sound consultants in its health, education, and justice sectors.
The number of consultants paid to the public sector has grown by more than 70 per cent in the last four years.