Governments can no longer simply promise everyone everything they want
Pat Leahy: Post-boom and bust, we’re in a new political age where governments can no longer simply promise everyone everything they want
It is one of our national conceits that we Irish exhibit such individual characteristics as to make us unique in many respects. Okay, all nations are different. But we are more different than most.
This extends, of course, to politics, where one of our national shibboleths – particularly beloved of RTÉ presenters – is of the especially intelligent and discerning Irish voter. Charles Haughey once compared the typical, sophisticated voters in Ireland to “their bovine...
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