Ireland -Promises that no renegotiation of Croke Park will be sought -September 11, 2012

After weeks of rumours that the government might seek to renegotiate the Croke Park agreement, the government has put an end to uncertainty stating it will not attempt to renegotiate the agreement before its expiration in 2014. Contradictory statements by various cabinet members and reform measures in local authority and health services that seemed to stretch the terms of the agreement led to great worries the agreement might not stand. Trade unions published statements welcoming the confirmation that the deal will be respected and outlining the effort made by all public sector workers to meet its terms.

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