The government is fearful that demands from public sector workers for pay rises will rule out any tax cuts in the next budget.
There is provisionally €1.2 billion of extra funding available for Budget 2018, but this is actually closer to €550 million due to the knock-on effect of paying for tax cuts and spending increases in Budget 2017.
There is growing concern in government that the demands for more public sector pay in the wake of...
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