Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said that the Government may lower its savings target for public-sector wages from €300m this year to €250m.
The head of the Labour Relations Commission says agreement in principle has been secured from a significant number of groups involved in talks on the Croke Park 2 deal.
The Government has offered to open a second round of talks with unions despite warning the public sector that it would enforce pay cuts.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government will reflect on the decisions of unions on the proposed Croke Park II Agreement.
The country's main teacher unions have threatened to withdraw goodwill as part of their campaign against the new Croke Park deal.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has today told trade unions that the extension to the Croke Park deal is likely to be last of negotiations involving cuts.
Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has today criticised trade union leaders and the Government after they agreed a deal to cut public-sector pay.
A deal struck with trade unions to slash €1bn from the public servants’ pay bill includes salary cuts, increased working hours and pay rise freezes.
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said that proposals being put forward for a new Croke Park deal will not be accepted by its members.
Talks between the Government and public sector unions will continue today aimed at agreeing a new Croke Park deal.
Talks to extend the Croke Park Agreement have resumed at the Labour Relations Commission today.
Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes said today that Government will not look for more public sector pay cuts if a new Croke Park agreement can be reached.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out easing the reforms demanded by the Government in any new Croke Park Agreement as a result of yesterday's promissory note deal.