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Morgan raises implications for social partnership of Harney's Thatcherite rant to party zealots

30 March, 2004

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Employment Arthur Morgan T.D. today called for the adjournment of the Dáil to discuss the implications of recent statements made by An Tánaiste in relation the break-up of CIE and the privatisation of transport services.

Deputy Morgan said, "This House must debate the threats made by An Tánaiste that the PD's will collapse the Government unless the break up of CIE and the privatisation of transport services goes ahead regardless of discussions with the Unions. This statement has undermined the Social Partnership process. An Tánaiste must be relieved of her responsibilities for employment as her unbridled Thatcherite, right-wing rant to party zealots illustrates that she is unsuitable to have responsibility for workers rights. An Tánaiste must apologise to workers in CIE and Aer Rianta for proclaiming the destruction of their jobs as her number one political objective." ENDS

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