John, wake up and smell the incinerator
The Green minister's strategy shows how parish-pump politics is alive and well, writes Celia Larkin
Published 04/07/2010 | 05:00
'Example is not the main thing in influencing others -- it is the only thing.
-- Albert Schweitzer
John Gormley should take note of this quote from Schweitzer. Presumably, when the Green Party decided to go into government they hoped to make a difference in Irish society. It seemed like, at last, a partner in government had a clear agenda. An agenda that was hammered out in the Programme for Government and reiterated in the renewed Programme for Government only eight months ago.