Time to revisit Croke Park

In light of deteriorating finances, public sector costs must fall, writes Sean Murphy

27th November, 2010

Last Wednesday all eyes were once again on Ireland for all the wrong reasons.

The government unveiled a stringent programme of austerity that will, it is hoped, lead us back to a budgetary situation that is more in balance than at present.

The underlying message in the National Recovery Plan 2011-2014 is that, even before we address any future possible bank refinancing, we need to close the yawning gap between what we spend - in...

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