No decision without division

The Croke Park II vote hangs in the balance, with the only guaranteed outcome being further trouble, writes Nicola Cooke.

13th April, 2013
Teachers outside Leinster House protesting against education cuts. Photo: Photocall

D-Day is almost upon us. The negotiation and debates about Croke Park II will give way to voting on Wednesday, with unions representing 282,000 public service workers voting for or against the agreement at the public services committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

The vote is a vital one for the government, which wants to see the agreement extended so that it can extract €1 billion in savings over the next three years from...

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