(Thanks Fergus O’Neill)
Some unions telling me if Howlin pushes ahead with 88 Allowance cuts Croke Park deal will fall. One “on record” too. More at 5 on Drivetime
— Philip Boucher-Hayes (@boucherhayes) October 11, 2012
To the mattresses.
Thanks Lars Biscuits
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin acknowledged yesterday the Government would fail to meet its target, with only €3.5 million due to be saved this year.
Under the plans agreed by the Cabinet yesterday, only one allowance out of 1,100 paid across the public service is to be abolished for serving personnel.
Other allowances paid to existing personnel may be reviewed or bought out in the future. The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform said it could not identify these allowances to the media due to industrial relations considerations.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
(Hat tip: Lars Biscuits)