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#Croke Park Deal

# croke-park-deal - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks

Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.

# croke-park-deal - Friday 31 May, 2013

UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal

The union says the new proposals don’t address its concerns about the broader economic effect of public pay cuts.

# croke-park-deal - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

"This was a very difficult decision": INMO accepts Haddington Road deal

The INMO had rejected the Croke Park II pay deal but has said the new deal is the best available for its members

# croke-park-deal - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Gilmore won't say whether Government will legislate for public pay cuts

The Tánaiste calls for ‘calm, reasoned reflection’ after the Croke Park 2 pay proposals were struck down by public workers.

# croke-park-deal - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

GRA protest at the Dáil over cuts to pay

The Garda Representative Association says the deal now being voted on by the trade union movement is “blatantly unfair” .

# croke-park-deal - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement

Croke Park 2 is a serious reversal of rights won by trade unions over decades. If rejected, it will be the union leaders that will come under question, writes Kieran Allen.

# croke-park-deal - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid

New recruits to frontline services in Boston can be paid three times more than what the Irish government has sought to establish as the new starting salary for public service workers. Larry Donnelly discusses the reasons for the disparity in salaries.

# croke-park-deal - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Civil servant union to recommend No vote on Croke Park II

The AHCPS which represents more than 2,700 public sector workers says its members have already taken pay reductions of at least 15 per cent.

# croke-park-deal - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Croke Park II: SIPTU national officers to take pay cuts

The cuts are in line with the Labour Relations Commission proposals that emerged from discussions on the Croke Park pay deal.

# croke-park-deal - Monday 25 February, 2013

At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal

The Labour Relations Commission has released details of its proposals that unions will now be asked to vote on.

Government, public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park

ICTU says the deal reached means better protections for public servants than across-the-board pay cuts.

# croke-park-deal - Monday 18 February, 2013

'We have no more to give': Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally

Unions representing prison workers, hospital staff, ambulance workers and Gardaí attend a major rally in Tallaght.

# croke-park-deal - Friday 15 February, 2013

UNITE demands explanation over economic effect of €1bn pay saving

The trade union says it can’t consider cutting members’ pay unless it knows what effect the cuts will have on the economy.

# croke-park-deal - Friday 11 January, 2013

Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers Exclusive

A draft Troika report, obtained by, reveals suggestions that the Croke Park Agreement may not go far enough.

# croke-park-deal - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Plight of nurses exposes futility of the Croke Park deal

We’re breaking the hiring freeze to staff our health service – and the new entrants will be taking the pay cuts nobody else wants.

# croke-park-deal - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Howlin says public jobs, low-level pay rates remain off the table

Brendan Howlin says talks this week on getting more from the Croke Park Deal will not touch lower pay rates.

# croke-park-deal - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Howlin wants to extend Croke Park to 2016 and make extra €1bn savings

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform plans to meet with public sector unions next week.

# croke-park-deal - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Government asks unions to attend talks on improving Croke Park savings

Brendan Howlin says depending on how the first talks ago, the parties might start negotiations on a successor to Croke Park.

# croke-park-deal - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and representatives of garda bodies appearing before Public Accounts Committee.

# croke-park-deal - Sunday 21 October, 2012

In numbers: How much government spending is protected under Croke Park?

Public pay and pensions can’t be touched under Croke Park. So just how much of public spending does that make up?

# croke-park-deal - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances

The Public Accounts Committee is to review allowances paid to ministers and others – and could ask for them to be cut.

# croke-park-deal - Monday 15 October, 2012

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal

One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”

# croke-park-deal - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Government insists Croke Park savings are not overstated

The Department of Public Expenditure says Croke Park savings don’t include estimates for overheads – hours after Simon Coveney said otherwise.

Coveney: Department 'was being accurate' in rejecting government's Croke Park criteria

Simon Coveney says Department of Finance guidelines for calculating Croke Park savings are not realistic in his case.

# croke-park-deal - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Column: Moaning about allowances lets us ignore Ireland’s real problems

Public sector allowances are small fry – but the media storm is a distraction from the real bad news, writes Michael Taft.

# croke-park-deal - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?

We’ve asked all of the political parties and a smattering of independents to outline clearly and in detail their position on the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay and reform. Here is what they said…

# croke-park-deal - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Column: We just can’t afford it any more – the case against Croke Park

Public sector workers have seen their average wages rise while others fall – and this can’t continue, writes Keith Redmond.

# croke-park-deal - Monday 10 September, 2012

Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal

Both Pat Rabbitte and Richard Bruton say the current deal runs until 2014 – and the government plans to see it through.

# croke-park-deal - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Croke Park the 'most successful social contract in State's history' - Labour Minister

Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, has insisted the agreement on public sector pay and reform is delivering amid growing calls for it to be re-examined.

Croke Park talks needed in 'six to eight months if not sooner' - Varadkar

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has said that negotiations over the extension or renegotiation of the Croke Park Agreement will be needed within the “next six to eight months if not sooner”.

# croke-park-deal - Friday 27 July, 2012

Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks

The Irish Medical Organisation says talks last night on new work practices in the Health Sector were less constructive than hoped.

# croke-park-deal - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Everything you need to know about the Croke Park Agreement

It is a key agreement between government and the public service representatives but just what exactly is the Public Service Agreement, as it is officially known, all about and why does it create so many talking points?

# croke-park-deal - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Howlin insists: If Unions keep Croke Park commitments, we’ll keep ours

The public expenditure minister tells the Dáil that lower-paid public servants will not have their increments cut.

# croke-park-deal - Sunday 17 June, 2012

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 - Saturday 16 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Crystal, cricket and Croatian boobs: the week in statistics Prime Numbers

Crystal, cricket and Croatian boobs: the week in statistics

Plus – the latest estimate of the average industrial wage, and how close Spain is being pushed to an international bailout…

# croke-park-deal - Friday 15 June, 2012

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-deal - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Croke Park deal saved €920m in second year, report says

The Implementation Body for the public service pay deal says savings of €900m have been made between pay and non-pay.

# croke-park-deal - Friday 13 April, 2012

Gilmore: Government will honour Croke Park deal

The Labour leader insisted the agreement on public service pay and pensions was delivering the necessary reforms.

# croke-park-deal - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

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.

# croke-park-deal - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Public sector bashing 'has become a blood sport' - Hayes

However, Hayes warned that a cultural change was essential for Ireland’s economic recovery.

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