The Oireachtas budget office has warned Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe that the annual public sector pay bill could spiral by €1.1 billion.
It comes at a time when nurses are pushing for pay rises and when teachers are demanding the end of longer salary scales for new entrants.
The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), which was set up to give TDs and senators an independent view of the nation’s finances ahead of the budget, has...
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