“Our plan at the minute is to take the pressure everywhere but from recruiting.”

The anticipated compensation payments might be considered to be legacy issues, but the £24.5million shortfall in the PSNI budget, which Chief Constable, Hugh Orde, has a legal obligation to balance, is a result of this year’s operational decisions. Still, with the politicians’ imperative the further delaying of water charges [until after the next election? – Ed] – apparently achieved by central government agreeing to waive charges due to be paid by the devolved administration – the Policing Board have voted to reject the Chief Constable’s planned cost savings and will instead lobby the current Justice Minister at the NIO.

Upcoming Slugger Events

The Mccluskey Civil Rights Summer School – Guest Speaker Bernadette McAliskey
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 |  Dungannon
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Inez McCormack Civil Rights Women’s Conference
10am, Saturday, 8 September 2018 | Public Records Office Belfast
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Madge Davison Lecture – ‘Inequality and Unfairness in 2018: What Would Madge Have Said?
7pm, Tues 25 Sept 2018 | Queen’s University Belfast
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The End Of Catholic Ireland?
7pm, Tues 6 Nov 2018 |  Belfast
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