Wednesday 13 December 2017

Kenny is trying to have his cake and eat it while tackling public-sector pay

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, faces the media in Dublin after a jobs announcement. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Taoiseach Enda Kenny, faces the media in Dublin after a jobs announcement. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

Enda Kenny's mixed messages about the country's economic fortunes are throwing petrol on the dumpster fire that is the Government's industrial relations strategy.

Depending on his audience, Mr Kenny's predictions about the country's national finances are vastly different.

When it comes to public-sector unions he cries the poor mouth, but given an opportunity to score some cheap political points against Fianna Fáil and suddenly the State is flush with cash.

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