Public sectors's greater expectations

Public sector pay demands are the result of Enda Kenny over-hyping the recovery

6th November, 2016
Did Enda Kenny give us all false hope of a decent recovery? Pic: RollingNews.ie

Before calling the general election earlier this year, Enda Kenny held a meeting of his Fine Gael ministers in which a small minority raised objections to that fateful campaign slogan “Let’s keep the recovery going”. Among those who reportedly argued that it should, instead, be “A recovery for all” were Paschal Donohoe and Frances Fitzgerald.

Neither minister – despite having their ear to the ground in a way that...

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