Comment: Devil in the detail of proposed constitutional amendment

In attempting to evaluate the proposals of any politician, it is best to start with the observation of Ronald Reagan that ‘‘the most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

10th February, 2007

In attempting to evaluate the proposals of any politician, it is best to start with the observation of Ronald Reagan that ‘‘the most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

Despite such cynicism, one can only admire the decision of Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to spend much of the final weeks of his current administration revisiting its darkest...

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