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#Croke Park Agreement

# croke-park-agreement - Friday 25 January, 2013

Garda sergeants and inspectors withdrawing from Croke Park talks

The AGSI said yesterday that it was dissatisfied with the proposed cuts to allowances put on the table during talks.

# croke-park-agreement - Monday 14 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Talks on extending Croke Park Agreement begin today

The Government seeks savings of €1 billion over three years by agreeing on significant changes to working conditions and pay in the public sector.

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - 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-agreement - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Department to cut over 3,200 jobs next year in health service

In a report the department said this is a key requirement of the new implementation of the Croke Park Agreement.

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - 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-agreement - 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-agreement - 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-agreement - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Column: 10 problems with the Croke Park Agreement

The Croke Park Agreement is too slow, driven by insiders and makes cuts in the wrong places, writes management expert Eddie Molloy.

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Is Fine Gael taking disciplinary action against TDs over critical article?

Eight Fine Gael TDs co-authored a piece voicing criticism of the Government’s stance on the Croke Park Agreement – but is the party disciplining them for this?

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

Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government

The Department of Public Expenditure says it’s checked with the Troika – and there’s no worries about the reported savings.

Phil Hogan to bring local government reforms to Cabinet tomorrow

There are reports that the overhaul will include abolishing the power of councillors to overturn the decisions of planning officials.

Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park

The eight TDs argue in today’s Irish Examiner that “protecting core pay” does not equate to supporting incremental pay increases and allowances for high earners.

# croke-park-agreement - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Howlin looking at incorporating public sector allowances into core pay

Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee this morning, Brendan Howlin said it would be unreasonable to take away such a large portion of pay from certain groups.

Gilmore: 'Individual departments' to pursue public sector allowance cuts

The Tánaiste says the planned removal of public sector allowances will be done in “accordance with industrial relation procedures”.

Any cut in allowances is in breach of Croke Park agreement say unions

The government has a priority list of 88 allowances to be abolished in the public sector, according to newly published letter.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

IBEC's wish list: Stop public sector pay increments, increase working hours

The calls for change come ahead of a Public Accounts Committee hearing on the Public Service Reform

# croke-park-agreement - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade

PDFORRA has said members are not entitled to overtime and so allowances are part of core pay.

# croke-park-agreement - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - Monday 24 September, 2012

Hayes: Public sector salaries over €100k have to be looked at

The junior finance minister says that salaries of over €100,000 paid to people in the public sector is “the biggest area” the government needs to look at.

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

Sinn Féin rebounds, others remain the same

The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll on the party popularity shows that not much has changed over the summer.

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-agreement - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Teachers respond to Taoiseach's 40-hour-week request

Teachers’ unions say they already work more than 40 hours a week – and more than their counterparts across the globe.

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

More gardaí on duty at certain times under roster changes

Changes to the An Garda Síochána’s roster and working time arrangements have been agreed and implemented, the Garda commissioner said this evening.

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - 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-agreement - Friday 31 August, 2012

Reilly indicates renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement may be needed

The Health Minister was responding to questions about the financial problems in the health service following the HSE’s announcement of €130 million of cost saving measures.

# croke-park-agreement - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - Saturday 30 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government stands up to itself over the Croke Park Agreement; household charge to be used for floods; and new e-voting machines on the way…

Column: We need a whole new type of Budget for Ireland. Here's how to do it.

It is ridiculous to plan an incredibly complex €50 billion budget in less than six months – but there is an alternative, writes Aaron McKenna.

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - Monday 25 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…