Monday April 6, 2020

We need executives to run the country

There is a madness at the heart of our system of government that has come to haunt us, but which we hardly acknowledge.

8th October, 2005

There is a madness at the heart of our system of government that has come to haunt us, but which we hardly acknowledge.

It is that we expect people who are elected for reasons that have nothing to do with managerial or executive competence to run the country and complex departments of state - and then we wonder why things go wrong.

Nobody voted for Mary Harney or Micheál Martin for their managerial ability. Harney...

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