Saturday 21 January 2017

An explosion in public sector pay looms and the State can't afford it

Published 28/05/2016 | 02:30

'Enda Kenny and company are only notionally in charge, because currently there is no issue on which he will bolt to the country to seek a mandate' Photo: Mark Condren
'Enda Kenny and company are only notionally in charge, because currently there is no issue on which he will bolt to the country to seek a mandate' Photo: Mark Condren

The crises are lining up for the minority Government now, with the crisis in crime and the need to be constantly looking over its shoulders at its Fianna Fáil puppet masters.

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But not least of the headaches it faces is the daunting challenge on public sector pay.

Political wrangling over €130m of domestic water bills is really just a fiscal sideshow.

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