Thursday 19 January 2017

New politics has come to represent new rules or, in some cases, no rules at all

Published 13/08/2016 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald at the head of the Cabinet table for its first meeting. Picture Credit: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald at the head of the Cabinet table for its first meeting. Picture Credit: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

Try to cast your memory back to a time when you had something labelled, with your name on it. A slipper bag, a uniform gabardine mac, a school locker, perhaps? In all likelihood, there is probably one commonality - you were a child.

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Being a responsible adult means that you no longer require sticky labels to guide your passage through life. You have matured beyond the well-meaning apron strings of your mother and can make your own decisions.

Unless you are a member of the current Cabinet, that is.

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