Pat Leahy: Appeal for change is strong in the Irish electorate
Politicians need to show voters what power really means
Some election preparations are entirely visible: the clearing of the decks in the Dáil; the flurry of leaflets coming in through your door; the posters advertising “public” meetings by candidates; the sudden glut of display advertising in local newspapers (“Johnny Candidate: Delivering for Your Area”).
Others take place behind closely guarded closed doors. Observed by the gurus of this sort of thing through two-way mirrors or on video link (occasionally from Washington DC), the...
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