One of the oldest tactics in politics is to ignore a problem in the hope that it will go away.
Sometimes it works well for a minister. Successive ministers in the Department of Social Protection - from Seamus Brennan to Mary Hanafin to Joan Burton to Leo Varadkar - have promised to deal with the fact that 50 per cent of private sector workers will be entirely dependent on the state pension when they retire....
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