Ganley at odds with Ibec over Lisbon Treaty

Employers’ group Ibec and businessman Declan Ganley have clashed this weekend over the provisions of the EU reform treaty.

9th February, 2008

Employers’ group Ibec and businessman Declan Ganley have clashed this weekend over the provisions of the EU reform treaty.

In an exchange of views about the impact of the treaty on Irish business interests, Ganley, the founder of anti-treaty group Libertas, accused Ibec of ‘‘being reduced to being a ventriloquist’s dummy for the government’’.

However, Brendan Butler, director of EU and international affairs, defended Ibec’s support of the...

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