What the state is doing right: Part one

What the state is doing right: Part one

There are many, many reasons to hold the state to account for its failings. But for once, let’s not do that. Let’s look carefully at the parts of the state quietly working to make life better for everybody. We take the state, and the people who make it work, for granted too often

Imagine turning on a tap. Imagine clear, cool water flowing out of that tap. You probably did that a few times today, but did you stop to think about what it takes to deliver that water to you? If you’re like me, you probably didn’t think about it at all. You expect the tap to work and don’t think about it when it does as expected. When it doesn’t work, you’re upset. You call a plumber, or call Irish Water, and get it sorted, giving out all the way. Then you go back to ignoring it once it’s fixed.

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