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#Croke Park Agreement

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

Public sector pay increments should be deferred, says Varadkar

Freezing pay increases could save up to €200 million a year, he said, but admits would be in breach of Croke Park Agreement.

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated?

Health minister James Reilly has raised the possibility of cutting some health service pay rates – but this would breach the deal. What do you think?

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - 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-agreement - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

'Croke Park must deliver more savings': Mixed reaction to latest review

While business group Chambers Ireland called for more cuts in the public sector, unions pointed to the effect the agreement has had on the lower-paid in the public service.

# croke-park-agreement - Friday 11 May, 2012

45 years: average age of civil servants as staffing levels approach crisis point

The country’s top civil servants say more urgency is needed on staffing levels, with some public servants taking on the work of two or three people.

# croke-park-agreement - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Howlin confirms review of €1.5bn of public sector allowances

One union says it expects the review of some 800 different allowances and that some will go.

# croke-park-agreement - Monday 23 April, 2012

Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year

63 per cent of civil servants – including 2,776 who already earn over €70k – are entitled to ‘increments’ this year.

# croke-park-agreement - 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-agreement - 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-agreement - Monday 9 April, 2012

Teachers ask Govt to keep its side of Croke Park Agreement

INTO president Noreen Flynn made the comment at the union’s congress in Killarney today. She said that the Croke Park Agreement “has delivered so far”.

# croke-park-agreement - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Minister says doctors' pro bono weekends must be formalised through Croke Park

Minister James Reilly said that as the HSE faces challenges from thousands of retirements, the willingness of consultants and clinicians to work weekends has improved.

# croke-park-agreement - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Youth wing of Fine Gael calls for renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement

Young Fine Gael’s national conference has been taking place in Tullamore this weekend.

# croke-park-agreement - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Troika to deliver report on Ireland's bailout programme

It comes amid growing talk that Ireland will need a second bailout. One economist did not rule out such a possibility this morning.

# croke-park-agreement - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# croke-park-agreement - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes

The Minister of State has warned that pay cuts will be back on the agenda if Croke Park changes are not pushed through.

# croke-park-agreement - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Majority of public don't trust coalition on public finances - Red C poll

A poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post shows a clear majority of people do not trust the coalition on the public finances.

# croke-park-agreement - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Farmers ask for Croke Park principles to apply to them too

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association have appealed to the Government not to hand down further cuts to the sector.

# croke-park-agreement - Monday 10 October, 2011

HSE confirms long-term Dublin care home to close

INMO is angered by the move which is says came “without discussion” with staff – but HSE points to HIQA inspection reports which found the “old” building provided an “unfavourable physical environment”.

# croke-park-agreement - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Brendan Howlin: No guarantees on public sector pay cuts

The Minister for Public Expenditure has said “all bets are off” unless savings are delivered under the Croke Park deal.

# croke-park-agreement - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Dublin firefighters may vote in favour of industrial action

IFESA, representing many firefighters and paramedics in Dublin, will ballot its members next week over cuts to overtime, training and annual leave.

# croke-park-agreement - Monday 15 August, 2011

Overtime may be axed in €1.7m Dublin Fire Brigade budget shortfall Exclusive

Concerns raised over capacity of capital’s fire brigade to cope with proposed cuts to training, overtime and annual leave.

# croke-park-agreement - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Government pledges: No more pay cuts in public sector

There will also be no compulsory redundancies thanks to “progress” under the Croke Park agreement.

# croke-park-agreement - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Croke Park Deal has saved almost €600m in first year – review

The results of the first review into the public service pay deal show the public pay bill alone has been reduced by €239m.

# croke-park-agreement - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

ESRI calls for more cuts and higher taxes to wipe deficit

The economic think tank says Ireland should aim to cut it’s budget deficit within three years in order to return to the markets – and that this should be done through pay cuts, spending cuts and higher taxes.

# croke-park-agreement - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

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.

# croke-park-agreement - Monday 18 April, 2011

Public sector workers 'could work longer to avoid wage cuts'

The head of the Labour Relations Commission made the comments in response to concerns about the effectiveness of the Croke Park agreement.

# croke-park-agreement - Saturday 16 April, 2011

Lower-paid civil servants vote to block Croke Park reforms

The Civil Public Services Union votes to bar co-operation with the public service reform, as well as approving strikes.

# croke-park-agreement - Monday 11 April, 2011

Government to sign off on spending review as quangos and State assets targeted

The news comes as communications minister Pat Rabbitte warned that public sector pay may be cut again.

# croke-park-agreement - Monday 6 December, 2010

Frontline workers join new union

Hundreds of members have left established trade unions, including Siptu, to join a newly formed union headed by the Psychiatric Nurses’ Association.