Thursday 24 August 2017

Martina Devlin: Public sector strikes will catch us all in crossfire

Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

The National Library, a genteel warehouse for leather-bound books and musty, mysterious smells, is not an obvious setting for an underground resistance movement.

But the venerable institution, a stone's throw from Leinster House, this week became the latest battlefield in an escalating campaign of guerrilla warfare against the Government.

The trade unions that run the library, among many other state services, are currently waging a war of attrition which has already seen stand-offs staged at the passport and tax offices.

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