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Howlin says public service pay proposals "fair and balanced"

UPDATE: Public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin has said that the proposed agreement means that “the financial target has been achieved and that was the most important thing for me.”

25th February, 2013
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin

Public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin has said that the proposed agreement means that “the financial target has been achieved and that was the most important thing for me.”

He was speaking in a radio interview following agreement has been reached between the government and the country's public service unions on cutting €1 billion off the public sector pay bill.

* **COMMENT: Pay talks devil will be in the detail, writes Cliff Taylor**

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