Fine Gael should be tearing up the Croke Park deal

“… With €50bn of the bailout needed to fund public pay and pension liabilities – mainly of existing staff – and a further €100bn in future liabilities, the cost of the bank bailout, awful though it is, pales in comparison. But, unlike the banks, politicians depend utterly on the public service. Our new emperor isn’t to blame for this. But his pension entitlement as a former teacher is a symbol of an age-old problem …” (more)

[Marc Coleman, Independent, 27 February]


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