'Let's hope other ministers don't hand over the PIN number to the unions'
Paschal Donohoe has made all the right noises but there are lingering doubts about the strength of the government's resolve, writes Michael Brennan
A key task the Public Sector Pay Commission was to answer one key question - what is the gap in pay between public and private sector workers?
To do this, it looked at a range of studies and also examined the pay rates of other public servants in EU countries.
• Civil servants, gardai and members of the Defence Forces earn 12 per cent more than Irish average earnings. They are the third highest paid...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
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