Politics in 2022: Covid, climate and commemoration challenges in store for the coalition
As we look ahead to the brand new year, we see a possible ending of the emergency phase of the pandemic, centenary sensitivities coming to the fore, and tensions being raised by inflation and elections in the North
One year ago, Ireland stood at the exit of a traumatic 2020 and in the doorway of a more hopeful 2021, with the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promising an end to the pandemic.
Instead, 2021 turned out to be a hard political lesson in the unpredictability of pandemics, as Covid-19 proved itself capable of resurging to dangerous levels, even as vaccine rates in the adult population eventually exceeded 90 per cent.
As we peer ahead into 2022, with a...
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