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Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure: “The last number of agreements that we've done have either been multi-annual in nature. And that would be my preference again.” Picture: Bryan Meade

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Public Expenditure, has said that he anticipates negotiating a pay deal for the 340,000 employees in the public sector will be “tough” and “demanding”, but that he is confident an agreement can be reached before the end of the year.

The spending minister reiterated his preference for a multi-annual agreement, but said that the key issue will be finding an agreement that is “affordable for everybody”.

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