Friday July 10, 2020

Croke Park: Picking up the pieces

The rejection of the Croke Park deal has backed Labour into a corner. The party's options are narrowing, writes Pat Leahy.

20th April, 2013
Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore, pictured with ministers and party members, has faced a big public defeat in the unions' rejection of Croke Park II. Photo: Photocall

The rejection of the Croke Park Agreement by the trade unions has left the government confronted with perhaps the most serious setback of its term of office so far.

The other events of great significance for the coalition since it took office were either successes - the interest rate reduction of summer 2011, the European treaty referendum, the promissory note deal and the maturity extension of recent weeks and months - or they were stories...

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