'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

10th May, 2017
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Not an ATM for public servants' - Donohoe Pic: Rollingnews.ie

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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