John Drennan: Croke Park deal stays as long as it works: Howlin
Minister critical of 'inertia' at top on reforms
Published 25/12/2011 | 05:00
THE Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has slammed those critics of the Croke Park Agreement who claim that it is an exercise in appeasement of the public sector workforce.
In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Independent, the Cabinet heavy-hitter said Croke Park was driving radical reform "in 70 concrete areas'' whilst maintaining an atmosphere of industrial peace.
And he asked how else but by agreement could "we implement a scenario where there are 20,000 gone and 23,500 to go''.