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Croke Park Agreement / Haddington Road Agreement

Public Service Stability Agreement 2013 – 2016 (Haddington Road Agreement)

The Public Service Stability Agreement 2013-2016 (Haddington Road Agreement) between the Government and the Public Service Unions, sets out a series of pay and productivity measures to be implemented in the Public Service over the period 2013 to 2016.

The agreement builds on the significant level of reform that has taken place in the Public Service under the Public Service Agreement 2010-2014, and sets out a series of further measures which are required to underpin the delivery of a more integrated, efficient and effective Public Service.


Public Service Agreement 2010-2014 (Croke Park Agreement)

The Public Service Agreement 2010-2014 (“Croke Park Agreement”) between the government and public service trade unions sets out a series of measures for reducing staff numbers in the public service; for securing significant savings and efficiencies; and for reforming and modernising the public service while maintaining and improving the services it provides to the public.

All public service bodies are required to have Action Plans which set out the tasks, projects and initiatives that they are undertaking under the Agreement and to report on progress on a regular basis to the Agreement’s Implementation Body.

This Department developed two separate Action Plans – one plan for the Department and its Agencies and a second plan for the wider education sector.