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Public sector pay talks could resume shortly according to statements made by Michael McGrath, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. Speaking on Morning Ireland, McGrath signalled that the talks, that ended without an agreement on Friday, could resume shortly. Unions had claimed that the government’s offer of wage increases fell far below inflation. “I do hope in the coming days that it will be possible to get back into discussions . . . I ...