Friday May 29, 2020

Hugh O'Connell: the government faces chaos unless it deals with public sector pay now

Ministers are heading for disaster if they think the Lansdowne Road Agreement will hold together for much longer

8th November, 2016
On the long finger? Pic: RollingNews.ie

The minority government has become accustomed to long-fingering big issues. From abortion to water, difficult and divisive problems have been boxed off by the setting up of reviews, commissions and, in the case of the Eight Amendment, a citizens’ assembly.

This strategy will only work for so long. Later this month the review of the expert commission set up to examine the future of water charges is due to report. By that time, the...

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