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Reality check badly needed on public sector savings

The government and unions must be more ambitious about finding savings through the new Croke Park deal, writes Ian Talbot.

27th January, 2013
Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure.

When the Croke Park agreement was reached in 2010, its continuance was always on the proviso that things wouldn't get any worse. So, three years on, where do we stand? At home, unemployment has increased by 8.2 per cent since and would be even higher if it wasn't for the emigration levels we are seeing at present.

The eurozone crisis seems more severe than ever, coupled with the threat of a referendum on EU membership in Britain....

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