Coughlan: Govt still committed to Croke Park deal

Tánaiste Mary Coughlan

Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has insisted that the Government will not be walking away from the Croke Park deal.

There has been increasing speculation that the agreement on public sector pensions and reform could be under threat, given the deepening crisis in the public finances.

But IMPACT, the union representing public sector workers, said it met with Finance Minister Brian Lenihan earlier this week and received assurances that the Government was still committed to the plan.

Tánaiste Mary Coughlan today reiterated the Government is still willing to live up to its end of the agreement:

"We are very much committed to the deal and we feel that it is the most appropriate way in which we can bring transformation in the public sector," she said.

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