Monday June 1, 2020

Brian Keegan: This is no time for red lines and green lines

We urgently need a new government, but we won’t get one unless the politicians involved in talks re-engineer the attitudes of their parties and supporters

10th May, 2020
It seems that the crippling misery of the lockdown is only achieving the same scale of reduction in carbon emissions that the Green Party is insisting we achieve each year.

The phrase “in these uncertain times” can’t disappear fast enough from our public discourse and commentary. The extent of the uncertainty, be it in our business, personal or social lives, is compounding the discomfort of the lockdown. Last week’s news that talks had finally commenced on a programme for government should dispel some of the uncertainty, but can any of the three players, Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party, win acceptance for such...

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