SBP Editorial: Existing on the whims of the parish pump

11th September, 2016

All politics is unavoidably local and self-interested. Ireland is not unique in that. But in recent months, our fate has seemed to swing more wildly on the handle of the parish pump than is comfortable. Last week, John Halligan – the minister of state for training and skills brought that to a new level.

Halligan had, by all accounts, made promises that through his position in cabinet he could influence the decision on a second...

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