Croke Park II could pass but lose popular vote

Uncertain times ahead for those calling for a Yes vote.

15th April, 2013
The agreement could pass the committee, but be defeated in the popular vote, writes Pat Leahy.

It will be a nervous few days for the leaders of the government and the trade union movement as they await the results of the ballots on the extension to the Croke Park Agreement.

If there is a No vote, then the government will be faced with a potential crisis, as it will have to make good on its promise to legislate for pay cuts in the public service. That would cause extreme difficulty for...

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