Aidan Regan: Why the price of a sliced pan is a political matter
Low-wage earners in Ireland have had a cost of living problem for many years but it is the rich who dominate the debate in financial markets
One of my earliest political memories was my father being on strike. He was a bus driver for Dublin Bus. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, there were regular industrial disputes. Most of these conflicts centred on whether bus drivers' wages covered inflation and addressed their cost of living concerns.
In those years, I recall spending time in my best friend's house at the end of our street. We lived in a large working-class ...