People are weary of cuts but it's still too soon to start restoring public sector pay
Commentators - and even his coalition partners - are queuing up to slam Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin for suggesting there will be a roll back of public-sector pay cuts.
Pretty much everybody who is not actually related to Minister Howlin is having a go.
In fairness to the commentators, it is now clearly pre-election season for the government. But, in equal fairness to Mr Howlin, it is also the silly season, so things have become a bit overblown, too.