Last Wednesday's Dáil discussion on the defeat of the Croke Park II deal was a sobering experience for Labour Party backbenchers. The pointed message from Taoiseach Enda Kenny to Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald was that a tax hike for high income earners would not be pursued to make up the shortfall from the €1 billion public service payroll savings needed over the next three years.
Dubbing McDonald's proposal as "fairy...
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