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James Downey: Leaders must address deepest flaws in society

Published 17/12/2011 | 05:00

LAST Christmastide, we had something to look forward to: Brian Cowen's premiership was on its last legs; soon we would have a general election and a new government.

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Christmas came and went, and the election presented us with a choice: a Fine Gael majority government or a Fine Gael-Labour coalition. We chose the coalition.

It took office in more appalling circumstances than we ever knew or could have imagined.

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