The saga of Mary Robinson’s presidential library reflects a wider malaise in Irish public life

The saga of Mary Robinson’s presidential library reflects a wider malaise in Irish public life
Mary Robinson: her presidential library is set to generate a tax exemption of €2 million on her future personal earningsBarbara Lindberg

It could well damage her legacy

Is this Groundhog Day for the “new politics”? Today’s Sunday Business Post/Red C poll confirms my thesis that Irish politics has become stuck in a depressing rut of under-performance and futility.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil each enjoy the support of just a quarter of the jaded, cynical electorate. Neither of them has any fundamental difference with the other. Why else would one invite the other into coalition, or the other offer to...

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