Mc Daid sceptical about public sector pay talks

Donegal TD Dr James Mc Daid says he believes many of his party colleagues would vote against the Government if it sanctioned pay increases for the public sector.

Talks between union and government officials were adjourned until 7 o'clock this evening following marathon discussions over the weekend.

The talks focussed on reform of the sector, however the issue of pay was not discussed in detail. Dr Mc Daid, who currently does not hold the Fianna Fail whip says he believes public sector pay will not increase in the current climate.