On the scrapheap
It is obvious to me that Joan Burton is going to make employers pay for their staff's sick leave in the next Budget. I hope she tells all those foreign companies who are going to invest in our stricken country, because it will put millions on to their wage bill. Certainly, as a small employer, the one or two positions that I considered creating are now on the scrapheap. Multiply that by the thousands of small employers out there and you will get a sense of how destructive this decision is.
This stupid and retrograde move leaves me with visions of Joan Burton as a gunslinger in the wild west, shooting herself in the foot.
Hopefully the HSE will be able to afford the bandages