Thursday 25 May 2017

Gerard O'Regan: Self-righteous sense of entitlement shows we're not in this together at all

Minister for Health James Reilly
Minister for Health James Reilly

'Every time a friend succeeds," the late American writer Gore Vidal once bemoaned, "a little something in me dies."

If Vidal was still alive, and heard how we do things in Ireland, it's possible he might display an even more jaundiced view of the world.

He might even update his sense of resentment to something like this: "Every time I hear of yet another juicy top-up in the Irish health service, something really big in me dies."

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