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# Croke Park Deal

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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.
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.
"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
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.
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” .
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
'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.
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.
Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers
A draft Troika report, obtained by, reveals suggestions that the Croke Park Agreement may not go far enough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal
One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”
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.
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 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…
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.
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 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”.
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.
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?
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 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.
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: 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 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.
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.
Public sector bashing 'has become a blood sport' - Hayes
However, Hayes warned that a cultural change was essential for Ireland’s economic recovery.