Saturday 3 December 2016

Why political renewal must now be a priority

It seems the current body politic cares only for itself as everything -- even our hope -- fades around us, writes Jody Corcoran

Published 26/09/2010 | 05:00

Those twin imposters, emigration and unemployment, were to the forefront more than ever last week, the week when everything, even hope itself, seemed to be lost.

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To back up that doom-laden contention, for which I apologise, I could recite here the statistics of the week, as produced by the Central Statistics Office, and by others, but that seems to be an almost entirely pointless exercise.

I will share instead two anecdotes that occurred within minutes of each other on Wednesday in an Insomnia cafe on Baggot Street, where I met a friend for a cup of coffee.

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