Statement by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform following meeting with CEO of LRC, Kieran Mulvey

8th May, 2013

Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin was  briefed this evening by the CEO of the LRC, Mr. Kieran Mulvey, on the process of engagement with all of the public service unions over the past 10 days.  The LRC engagement was requested by the Minister to establish if there was any basis to conclude a negotiated agreement following the ICTU Public services Committee rejection of the revised Croke Park deal.

Mr Mulvey has requested that the Minister would grant  the LRC additional time to explore with the trade unions and relevant management potential areas for progress that have emerged as part of the above engagement process.

The Minister agreed to this request on the basis that this limited and intensive process would conclude over the coming week in order that the Minister may provide a full report to the Cabinet on Tuesday May 14th.