Tuesday 6 December 2016

Daniel McConnell: The Government is dismantling Ireland, bit by bit

How can the Coalition defend public sector pay and bail out bondholders when these policies are destroying Irish society, asks Daniel McConnell

Published 08/01/2012 | 05:00

Maintaining a commitment to not cut pay for state employees, who are overpaid by and large, at a time of national bankruptcy is lunacy.

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But to maintain such a commitment at a time when a range of cuts are now being considered to services to the elderly, to the sick, to school children and to those living in rural Ireland is scandalous.

It is also outrageous that the Government is willing to dismantle the very fabric of Irish society, when it continues to insist Croke Park must be honoured, bank bondholders have to be paid and it refuses to tell our European partners that we cannot pay our debts.

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