Yes, all politics is local, but we neglect external factors at our peril
'All politics is local."
This quote, attributed to many different people, is used a lot in Ireland. Expect to hear it trotted out frequently in the months ahead as the General Election approaches.
At best, it is only partly correct; at worst, it panders to parochialism and breeds complacency.
Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.
Independent.ie Comments Facility
INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.
We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie