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# Croke Park Agreement

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Public sector pay increments should be deferred, says Varadkar
Freezing pay increases could save up to €200 million a year, he said, but admits would be in breach of Croke Park Agreement.
Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated?
Health minister James Reilly has raised the possibility of cutting some health service pay rates – but this would breach the deal. What do you think?
Croke Park agreement 'should not exist at all' - Eddie Hobbs
The financial advisor and broadcaster said the deal cocooned higher-level public servants and targeted cuts at the most vulnerable.
Croke Park deal: Unions reject Varadkar suggestion to allow redundancies
Trade unions are confused by the logic behind Leo Varadkar’s suggestions that some public staff should be laid off.
'Croke Park must deliver more savings': Mixed reaction to latest review
While business group Chambers Ireland called for more cuts in the public sector, unions pointed to the effect the agreement has had on the lower-paid in the public service.
45 years: average age of civil servants as staffing levels approach crisis point
The country’s top civil servants say more urgency is needed on staffing levels, with some public servants taking on the work of two or three people.
Howlin confirms review of €1.5bn of public sector allowances
One union says it expects the review of some 800 different allowances and that some will go.
Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year
63 per cent of civil servants – including 2,776 who already earn over €70k – are entitled to ‘increments’ this year.
Gilmore: Government will honour Croke Park deal
The Labour leader insisted the agreement on public service pay and pensions was delivering the necessary reforms.
Teachers warn of strike ballots if allowances are cut
Both the TUI and ASTI say they will consider any cuts to teachers’ allowances as a breach of the Croke Park Agreement.
Teachers ask Govt to keep its side of Croke Park Agreement
INTO president Noreen Flynn made the comment at the union’s congress in Killarney today. She said that the Croke Park Agreement “has delivered so far”.
Minister says doctors' pro bono weekends must be formalised through Croke Park
Minister James Reilly said that as the HSE faces challenges from thousands of retirements, the willingness of consultants and clinicians to work weekends has improved.
Youth wing of Fine Gael calls for renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement
Young Fine Gael’s national conference has been taking place in Tullamore this weekend.
Troika to deliver report on Ireland's bailout programme
It comes amid growing talk that Ireland will need a second bailout. One economist did not rule out such a possibility this morning.
Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes
The Minister of State has warned that pay cuts will be back on the agenda if Croke Park changes are not pushed through.
Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll
A poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post shows a clear majority of people do not trust the coalition on the public finances.
Farmers ask for Croke Park principles to apply to them too
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association have appealed to the Government not to hand down further cuts to the sector.
HSE confirms long-term Dublin care home to close
INMO is angered by the move which is says came “without discussion” with staff – but HSE points to HIQA inspection reports which found the “old” building provided an “unfavourable physical environment”.
Brendan Howlin: No guarantees on public sector pay cuts
The Minister for Public Expenditure has said “all bets are off” unless savings are delivered under the Croke Park deal.
Dublin firefighters may vote in favour of industrial action
IFESA, representing many firefighters and paramedics in Dublin, will ballot its members next week over cuts to overtime, training and annual leave.
Overtime may be axed in €1.7m Dublin Fire Brigade budget shortfall
Concerns raised over capacity of capital’s fire brigade to cope with proposed cuts to training, overtime and annual leave.
Government pledges: No more pay cuts in public sector
There will also be no compulsory redundancies thanks to “progress” under the Croke Park agreement.
Croke Park Deal has saved almost €600m in first year – review
The results of the first review into the public service pay deal show the public pay bill alone has been reduced by €239m.
ESRI calls for more cuts and higher taxes to wipe deficit
The economic think tank says Ireland should aim to cut it’s budget deficit within three years in order to return to the markets – and that this should be done through pay cuts, spending cuts and higher taxes.
Teachers union call for State to stop funding private schools
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland backs a call to end €100m in “privilege funding” for private secondary schools.
Public sector workers 'could work longer to avoid wage cuts'
The head of the Labour Relations Commission made the comments in response to concerns about the effectiveness of the Croke Park agreement.
Lower-paid civil servants vote to block Croke Park reforms
The Civil Public Services Union votes to bar co-operation with the public service reform, as well as approving strikes.
Government to sign off on spending review as quangos and State assets targeted
The news comes as communications minister Pat Rabbitte warned that public sector pay may be cut again.
Frontline workers join new union
Hundreds of members have left established trade unions, including Siptu, to join a newly formed union headed by the Psychiatric Nurses’ Association.