The government doesn’t have the cash, so why are we talking pay?
We have gone bust as a country three times since Independence and clearly no-one has learned from the experience
The government is trying to hold the line on public sector pay. It is currently politically convenient for Fianna Fáil to support the government on opposing full restoration of public sector pay in a shorter timeframe than the terms of the Lansdowne and Haddington Road agreements allow. This political convenience may change, of course.
Behind the scenes, and out of the glare of the media, things are lining up for a series of talks...
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