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Croke Park: TDs backed into a corner by union vote

The fallout from the Croke Park rejection has hit Labour hardest and its TDs will be hoping some kind of deal will still be done, writes Niamh Connolly.

20th April, 2013

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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