Thursday February 27, 2020

Pat Leahy: With all the talk of new politics, the government still makes parliament serve as little more than a rubber stamp for its decisions

The Irish Water controversy says an awful lot about many of the failings of the way we do politics and government in Ireland.

26th October, 2014
Pat Leahy.

The Irish Water controversy says an awful lot about many of the failings of the way we do politics and government in Ireland.

It demonstrates the extent of parliamentary weakness and the government’s determination to keep it that way.

It shows how our public and political debate can be hyperbolic, emotive and sometimes hysterical. And it points to the embarrassing inability of many areas of public administration to manage complex administrative tasks.

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