Irish people being 'held to ransom ': Taoiseach

The Taoiseach has said that the series of industrial disputes in public sector companies over the past two years have "held the public to ransom".

The Taoiseach has said that the series of industrial disputes in public sector companies over the past two years have "held the public to ransom".

In a wide-ranging speech to the bi-annual conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in Bundoran this afternoon, Mr Ahern said that new ways of resolving disputes must be found.

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