Martin courts public sector votes

Labour accuses Fianna Fáil's leader of 'naked opportunism' on an issue of national importance, writes Niamh Connolly.

24th February, 2013
Thousands of frontline services staff attend a rally against paycuts at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght last week. Photo: Photocall

The government's quest to secure €1 billion more savings from the Croke Park deal is being seized on by Fianna Fáil in its ongoing bid to attract support from Labour's public sector base. To the unease of Labour TDs, Mícheál Martin weighed in behind the 24/7 Frontline Alliance of gardai, nurses and emergency workers last week in opposing any cuts to premium payments.

The Fianna Fáil leader's strongly-worded intervention in...

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