Gene Kerrigan: Saving a child's life too costly these days
Published 27/01/2013 | 05:00
Once the bondholders are paid off sure who cares about education, health or public safety, writes Gene Kerrigan
Let's imagine there's a boat a few miles off the Clare coast, and it's sinking. And there are 120 of our young daughters and sons on board. We know what would happen. The lifeboat people would move heaven and earth to save them. The local communities and those further afield would offer unlimited assistance.
The nation would hold its breath as the rescue got under way. The parents, siblings and friends of those on board would receive our unconditional comfort and support.