Harsh economic reality beckons for union barons in fantasy land
We won't be able to find cuts of €19bn by 2014 if the Croke Park deal remains, writes Daniel McConnell
Published 31/10/2010 | 05:00
DAVID BEGG, head union man and serial state board member, is at it again. Despite the political consensus that cuts of between €4.5bn and €5bn are needed in December's Budget, Begg and his union comrades remain obstinate.
"Spread the cuts agenda over a longer time frame and leave my members alone," he cries.
"Our [Ireland's] problem," he says, "is not the size of our public service but the collapse of our tax base."