Time for tough talking

The downturn has cast the social partnership talks in a very different light, and there will be plenty of tough decisions to be made.

12th July, 2008

The downturn has cast the social partnership talks in a very different light, and there will be plenty of tough decisions to be made.

The Dáil is in recess, but the task of coming up with a social partnership deal resumes at Government Buildings this week. The task has been made more difficult by the government’s public sector cutbacks.

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has promised to intensify talks on the pay strand...

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