Brian Brennan: Mindset of a ruling elite has to be banished forever from Irish life
Published 10/01/2011 | 05:00
IN some parallel universe, far, far away, the Fine Gael leader, Ivan Yates, is busily motivating his troops for the upcoming General Election, an election which could make him the best Taoiseach that Ireland never had.
In that distant, alternative place, the Health Minister -- who had said four years previously that the number of patients lying on hospital trolleys amounted to a national emergency -- swears never again to go away on holiday until all the emergencies and scandals in the health service have been dealt with.
Here, in this world, the trolley problem has grown so much worse that our emergency departments are now being described as war zones.