Martin McGuinness meets Taoiseach at ICTU conference
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness today addressed the Irish Congress of Trade Union conference in Bundoran. On the fringes of the meeting Mr McGuinness held talks with the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
Speaking afterwards Mr McGuinness said, “I was delighted to be asked to address the ICTU conference today. The Trade Union movement across Ireland has an important contribution to make in the context of the restoration of devolved government in the Six Counties and the work of the new Executive. I am committed to working with the Trade Union movement to improve quality of life and standards of living for all workers.
“I also took the opportunity presented by today’s conference to hold a short meeting with the Taoiseach who was also speaking to the ICTU delegates. The Taoiseach recognises the enormous potential which now exists to move forward in the aftermath of the restoration of the political institutions in the north.
“It is important that we build upon the progress made in recent months and press ahead with ensuring that the political institutions, including the all-Ireland Ministerial Council get down to the business of delivering for the people who elect us.” ENDS