Saturday August 15, 2020

Power is more than a state of mind

Sometimes it is just awesome to stand back and witness the power of government in action, writes Garvan Grant.

3rd August, 2013
Bertie Ahern: a trusted adviser. Photo: AP

Sometimes it is just awesome to stand back and witness the power of government in action. It is a bit like watching a lazy, overweight rhinoceros with a limp, an eyepatch and an attitude problem walking ever so slowly towards a faraway brick wall it has no real intention of hitting.

We saw it first-hand in this country last week when Michael D Higgins, Supreme Leader of Most of Ireland, summoned the all-powerful, all-seeing Council...

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