Talks under threat

When Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said that Irish newspapers should avoid a “race to the bottom" in response to the reports on Liam Lawlor's death, the expression was noted with some interest in political circles.

29th October, 2005

When Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said that Irish newspapers should avoid a “race to the bottom" in response to the reports on Liam Lawlor's death, the expression was noted with some interest in political circles.

Colleagues of Siptu president Jack O'Connor said the union chief should have patented the phrase, since he has frequently used it to condemn the exploitation of immigrant labour by companies such as the Turkish firm Gama Construction and more recently...

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