Fionnan Sheahan: The €1bn savings will be achieved either by reform or direct pay cuts
Published 14/01/2013 | 05:00
Despite the frequent sniping from some on the Fine Gael backbenches, the Government is persevering with the Croke Park Agreement.
The deal wasn't actually negotiated by Fine Gael and the Labour Party, and Eamon Gilmore was pretty ambiguous in his initial support for the agreement.
But when the Coalition took office there was no effort to try to renegotiate the deal, even though it not only guaranteed the protection of core pay but also increments.