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# Public Sector Pay

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# Forecasts
Davy lowers forecasts for Irish economy
Davy’s research division has revised its forecasts for Irish economic growth down as the global outlook deteriorates.
# Croke Park Deal
Government pledges: No more pay cuts in public sector
There will also be no compulsory redundancies thanks to “progress” under the Croke Park agreement.
# Pay Cap
Government lowers pay ceilings for semi-state chief executives
But the State’s next round of public CEOs will still earn as much as the next President, and more than the Taoiseach.
# Teachers
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.
# Health
Student nurses' pay to be cut to zero by 2015
Department of Health cutbacks mean trainee nurses will no longer be paid for their 36 weeks of work on hospital wards.
Ireland doesn't have public sector 'fat cats' - it has 'morbidly obese cats'
Guardian writer Lisa O’Carroll says salaries for high-ranking public sector workers in Ireland escaped proper attention in the four-year plan because it is such a political hot potato.
Budget's semi-state pay caps may be illegal
New pay caps may only apply to new semi-state staff, as the cabinet is told a retrospective cap could be illegal.
# Pay Rates
Average weekly earnings down
# European Economy
ECB urges spending cuts
Slashing spending and public sector pay is the only way to recovery, says Jean Claude Trichet.
# Pay
Ireland's 10 highest paid public servants
And they all earn more than Brian Cowen.