Warning over potential Reversal of Public Sector Cuts

The Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin says talks will begin with public sector unions next year as the public finances improve, but he says he won't roll back on all of the cuts.

Public Sector workers received pay cuts of 6.5 per cent – as well as a pension levy of 7.5 per cent during the economic crisis. 

Chief economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs, and columnist with Independent newspapers, Dan O' Brien says the public sector should be brought in line with other European countries.