Tuesday August 11, 2020

The Leinster House circus rattles along

The phenomenon of the long-term politician, occupying one ministerial post after another for decades, is a strong argument for a new type of politics.

6th July, 2014

If you wonder about the state of Ireland’s political classes, just have a look at the behaviour of the Labour Party since the European elections.

For a start they were comprehensively rejected by the electorate, winning fewer votes in the European elections than several of the independents alone. Labour representation was wiped out in the European Parliament, and across the country the party’s local representation was also devastated.

The election results...

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