Taoiseach apologises for suicide comments

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has apologised for remarks in which he said he did not know how people who moaned about the economy did not "commit suicide".

Sitting on the sidelines, cribbing and moaning is a lost opportunity. I don't know how people who engage in that don't commit suicide because frankly the only thing that motivates me is being able to actively change something
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Mr Ahern made the comments off-script during an address to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) biennial conference in Bundoran this morning.

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