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Almost 3 months after the mistaken decision of the Irish trade union leaders to call off the March 30th strike action, the discussions around a recovery plan are still floundering. The trade union leaders will have to show some progress at the ICTU conference next month, so they need something concrete to report on. But, given the severe economic crisis that the state is experiencing it seems unlikely that anything substantial will emerge. However there is the possibility that some sort of deal will be done. But, as we explained recently, it’s likely to have more holes in it than a Swiss cheese.