Croke Park: main points

An overview of what has been agreed so far during negotiations on a new public sector pay deal

Gardai will work an extra three days a year under the new Croke Park deal.

Gardai will work an extra three days a year under the new Croke Park deal.



The proposed pay cut of 5.5 per cent upwards will apply to those earning between €65,000 and €100,000


For staff earning between €65,000 and €100,000 the original plan for a three-year pay freeze will be amended. Under the revised arrangements those who were due an incremental increase after July 1st, 2013 will get that increase on the due date. Payment of the next two incremental increases will be subject to a delay of six months in each case

Pay Restoration

The original pay rates for those earning between €65,000 and €100,000 will be restored in two phases, on April 1st, 2017 and on 1 January 2018.


Those who retire by August 31st, 2014 will have their pension and lump sum calculated on the basis of their current salary ie before the proposed pay cut and inclusive of any increments due.

Working Hours

Government plans to introduce a minimum 37-hour week in the public service will go ahead. However additional working hours will be phased in.

Working hours will increase by a maximum of two hours and 15 minutes from July 1st, 2013, with any remaining increase taking effect from July 1st, 2015.

Garda Arrangements

Gardai would work an extra three days a year while their premium payments would not be cut to the extent previously planned.