Division Bell: Price of seeing politics as light entertainment

Much of what has happened to this country is because we just don't take politics and government seriously enough, writes Pat Leahy.

17th February, 2013
Sometimes, polls can be more interesting in the data that doesn't make the headlines.

Opinion polls come and go and the numbers go up and down: what is important is the trend, and where it's going. The trend has been very much against the government in recent months (and again in last weekend's Irish Times poll) and it remains to be seen if the deal on the promissory notes can change that. It certainly provides the opportunity to change it, as it demonstrates progress and a plan - the...

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