The weak should not have to suffer in modern Ireland

We can talk ourselves into an economic crisis.

6th September, 2008

We can talk ourselves into an economic crisis.

More alarmingly, we can talk ourselves into justifying public expenditure cuts that hurt the old, the sick and the handicapped, to use the cynical phrase coined by Fianna Fáil for an election 21 years ago, immediately after which they attacked the old, the sick and the handicapped.

The facts are that we have had 15 years of extraordinary economic success. We are going to go through,...

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