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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.

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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''.

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