The state's pay and pensions bill for public servants has fallen by just €134 million, or 0.8 per cent, this year, despite claims that the Croke Park agreement has saved over half a billion euro.
Some of the Croke Park savings were included in last year's budgets. However, some are "notional" savings - increases in expenditure that are not now taking place, but which has been included in the savings attributed to the agreement.
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