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Wednesday 26 October 2016

What they said . . .

Published 02/04/2016 | 02:30

Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey

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"Most union officials if they went back to their members with those proposals from the commission would have been given a standing ovation."

(Following Jack O'Connor's call for his resignation) "I have no intention of standing down. I think I was acting in the public interest, as I have done in a number of disputes."

"I am of the opinion," he said, "that both parties must surely recognise that any outcome will not be a million miles away from these proposals and ask the question, does further disruption of service assist the reaching of such an agreement?"


Jack O'Connor

"It's simply not credible for someone in that position of responsibility to come out and attack one of the parties to an industrial dispute."

Transdev Managing Director Gerry Madden

"Sensible pay claims are the only solution to the Luas dispute". His description of the row between Mr Mulvey and Mr O'Connor: a "sideshow".

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe

"I'm not getting involved in the different claims that different individuals are making, but I want to reiterate my full support for the Workplace Relations Commission and my full support for Kieran Mulvey.

"It is the same organisation and the same individual that unions of many different professions have engaged with over the years, including Siptu."

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