I had a quick sconce the Sunday Independent (5th story down) this morning and they had picked up on one of the motions passed yesterday. The motion was about the Croke Park Deal. It stated as follows:
5) Young Fine Gael proposes that the Croke Park Agreement be rescinded in accordance with Section 28 of the Agreement. (Section 28 states that all commitments are subject to no unforeseen deterioration in the Government’s fiscal position).
It was passed by an overwhelming majority. In the article Barry Walsh, outgoing YFG President was quoted as saying,
The public service pay bill is totally out of control. Those who think the Croke Park agreement is still relevant or achievable are simply deluded. It’s time for this country to face the truth. Unless we make radical choices we risk the sovereignty of the State.”
I will have a roundup of the motions passed and the full election results later today. I will also be checking tomorrow’s papers and the Business Post (online from 6pm 10am tomorrow) for coverage.