Another callous shakedown of semi-d Ireland is not the solution
Published 21/02/2013 | 17:00
Anyone else remember the days when, if people went to work, paid their dues and didn't break the law, they were left in peace by the State to get on with their lives? Free to make plans, manage their finances and maybe even put something by for a rainy day?
It seems a lifetime ago. What a difference five years can make. Now, both the income of citizens and the property they live in are under bombardment. Continuous, relentless bombardment.
And it's legal. Most of it may even be necessary. But such a sustained barrage of direct hits becomes impossible to take, and remain standing.