Thursday October 29, 2020

Stephen Kinsella: Coveney and Varadkar suffer from plan-itis

There are lots of review bodies, working groups and commissions. But Ireland doesn’t need any more plans – if we found a way to build houses out of old plans, we’d have the problem sorted already’

28th May, 2017
Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney

I read Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney’s policy documents carefully, so you don’t have to.

The candidates for Fine Gael leader and taoiseach have both published glossy outlines of their priorities if elected. Each document is predictably high on the usual cant of “world-class” and “fundamentally optimistic” and all that sort of rubbish. You’d expect no less from documents which exist to give a general sketch of where both candidates’ heads...

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