The only thing worse than the threat of a Garda strike is the threat of an ESB strike.
But the last minority government did manage to hold the line at a time when ESB workers were pushing for a bigger pay rise.
The industry minister in that Fianna Fáil-led government was one Bertie Ahern and his position at a time of financial uncertainty in 1987 was clear. “If we back down, I’ll have no authority...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Get a Business Account for you and your team