Eamon Delaney: Demands for more resources usually about pay

Protecting salaries is more important than making sacrifices to protect services

17th January, 2016
Will more people be looking for pay rises in the coming year? Picture:iStock

Last week’s controversy about the plan by the Irish Cancer Society to cut its hardship funds to families, rather than cutting the salaries of its executive staff, illustrates neatly how we do things in Ireland.

Protecting salaries is more important than making sacrifices to protect services. It was the same with recent demands from our already well paid medical consultants to have their recovery-era pay cuts restored. And so often, when special interest...

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