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#VINB Tue 16/4/2013: Croke Park 2 rejection


Norman Bates

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Nicola Cooke, Industry correspondent Sunday Business Post https://twitter.com/nicola_cooke
Colm Keaveney, Lab TD East Galway https://twitter.com/Colm_Keaveney
Jack O‘Connor, Siptu https://twitter.com/SIPTUIreland

Croke Park 2 proposals were comprehensively rejected by public sector workers. Siptu and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation, voted against and it will not now be ratified. This a big blow for the Government, which needs to secure €300million in savings from the public sector pay bill this year. Siptu President, Jack O'Connor who will be on tonight’s show, warned the Government not to legislate for pay cuts and that people were prepared to respond with industrial action, a view shared by Unite.

Earlier Enda Kenny told the Dáil that the options were limited and the Government would have to carefully consider what to do next. Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin, has said that savings of €300M will still have to be made - the arithmetic has not changed as a result of the unions voting down the plans. He also said that there were no soft options left to achieve the necessary savings, and would be explaining the position to Troika officials tonight.

So, where does this leave us? What are the options now open to Government? A good panel tonight should ensure a good discussion on where we could go from here …

Nothing to smile about, Brendan Howlin

Public sector workers reject Croke Park II - RTÉ News
Siptu's O'Connor: Croke Park II is 'dead' - Independent.ie
Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No
Newstalk - SIPTU & INMO reject Croke Park 2 proposals


http://www.politics.ie/forum/economy/206870-croke-park-2-done-deal.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/economy/195833-civil-public-sector-workers-should-say-no-croke-park-2-a.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/economy/196666-red-c-poll-23-sept-2012-shows-2-3-want-croke-park-agreement-revisited.html

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Noirin Hegarty, Journalist https://twitter.com/noirinhegarty
Larry P. Donnelly, Boston lawyer, NUI Galway https://twitter.com/LarryPDonnelly

Previous #VINBs: http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/209421-vinb-mon-15-4-2013-marriage-equality.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/206960-vinb-tue-26-2-2013-croke-park-2-will-fly-fall.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/206641-vinb-thurs-21-2-2013-croke-park-agreement-ii-public-sector.html

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RobertW

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Off you go Brendan. . . . You threatened public sector workers (unlike the lads in Frankfurt where it definitely became Frankfurt's way)

Now let's see Labour TDs vote for your cuts.
 

IbrahaimMohamad

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I don't understand why many people who would not have been impacted voted no!
 

gatsbygirl20

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Vinnie will eat Jacko alive. Tear him limb from limb.

But Jack might do that melancholic ,hang-dog, silent, monosyllabic, staring thing that unnerves some interviewers.
"N-n-no, Vincent, that's not what I said" (long pause)
 

ned green

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After giving last nights show a miss,I'm fervently looking forward to tonight entertainment,especially Vinnys interrogation of the Beard,memories of his last appearance on the show are still fresh,when he performed a hissy fit,and tore at his microphone as he contemplated a studio exit during live interview.Colm I suspect will take tonight to further stick the knife into Gimmemore,and as a bonus I find Nicola very attractive .
 

gatsbygirl20

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Maybe they should put some of that pride into their work.
They do.

Ever seen a nurse/midwife saying goodbye to a new mother carrying her newborn infant out to the car?

Or a teacher on the evening of the Leaving Cert farewell ceremony watching the tall, confident Sixth Years stepping up to the microphone to make their speeches...in English, Irish, French...so different from the little kids who walked into her class in First Year...?

Taking quiet pride in her work keeps many a public servant going, these days...
 

dresden8

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Don't understand what all the problem is about. Brendan is only looking for a 7% reduction... suely, for the good of the country this is a small price to pay.
He can increase taxes by that much if it's such a small price to pay.
 

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