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Those who stood by the Republic

Published 14/10/2012 | 05:00

In his new book, John Drennan chronicles 50 Dail debates that have shaped our nation

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CYNICS, or observers of our current Government, are often inclined to support the belief that, as in life, the maxim of plus ca change plus c'est la meme chose sums up the political condition.

Initially, Standing by the Republic, which traces 50 Dail debates that chronicle the evolution of our Republic from the cradle of its declaration in 1948 to the grave into which Biffo and his awful crew threw it, appeared to justify the belief of our amoral French realists that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

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