Tom McGurk: A government built on sand
Maybe it’s because the process has proved to be so interminably long. Maybe it is because we are all so utterly weary of it. But isn’t it incredible that the events of the last week have not resulted in more widespread public outrage?
In the circumstances, I think it is worth spelling out just exactly what has happened.
Essentially, the two largest political parties in this country have – entirely for their own political interests – sabotaged a major national utility in Irish Water. That they are now claiming that it was necessary in order to create a government is no excuse whatsoever. We have witnessed here an act of outrageous sabotage by, in the first instance, Fianna...
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