Wednesday 23 October 2019

Tanaiste Gilmore disagrees with party colleague Rabbitte on Croker deal

TANAISTE Eamon Gilmore has said the Government is not about to do a U-turn on the Croke Park Agreement with the public sector.

He was reacting to comments made by Communications Minister and Labour Party colleague Pat Rabbitte, who last night said renegotiation was a possibility

Mr Rabbitte told RTÉ's The Week in Politics that any renegotiation would depend on a number of issues, including Ireland's future growth rates and the delivery of reforms.

Asked whether the Government would pay €250m in increments to this year, Mr Gilmore said the increments were part of the Croke Park Agreement, so would be honoured.

And Siptu president Jack O’Connor claimed he was not “unduly concerned” by comments made by Minster Rabbitte.

Mr O’Connor said he did not interpret the full interview the Minister gave ‘‘as being anything to be concerned about’’.

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