Wednesday August 12, 2020

Could our next government benefit from outside input?

In the past, individuals with strong pedigree outside politics have been handed roles in cabinet. At this time of gravest emergency, there’s much to be said for the idea of trying it again

29th March, 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; “The formation of a new government in these unprecedented times offers a unique opportunity for more imagination and innovation.” Picture: PA

Everything is on the table now. There is no impossible any more. In the last week, the most controversial political issues of our generation were resolved, for now at least, with little fuss or fanfare. A one-tier health system and rent freezes were introduced overnight by a right-leaning Fine Gael government, no less.

The formation of a new government in these unprecedented times offers a unique opportunity for more imagination and innovation.

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